the development of labor unions

By yorkcd
  • the national trades unions was founded

    the national trades unions was founded
    the first national trades union was formed
  • commonwealth v. hunt

    commonwealth v. hunt
    a massachusetts court ruled that unions were legal
  • knights of labor

    knights of labor
    The first malor union was founded in 1869 by uriah stephens, a philadephia tailor. By 1879 its membership of nine thousand included women, african americans, and immigrants, both skilled and unskilled. By 1886 they boasted a membership of seven houndred thounsand. They won several strikes, but their influnce declined after they were blamed for killing seven police officers who attempted to break up a meeting in haymarket square,chicago.
  • The american federation of labor

    The american federation of labor
    founded by Samual Gompers, organized skilled workers by crafts. They fought for higher wages, shorter hours and improved working conditions through collective bargaining.
  • haymarket roits

    haymarket roits
    During chicago's haymarket roits of 1886 in which striking McCormick Harvester Workers clashed with police, four strikers were killed.
  • United Mine workers

    United Mine workers
    the united mine workers was founded in 1890 to improve wages and working conditions of coal mine workers
  • Pullman company

    Pullman company
    In 1894, workers in the pullman company, which manufactured sleeping and dining cars went on strike because their wages had been cut. acting out of sympathy for pullman workers, conductors and engineers of the American railways union refused to handle trains with Pullman cars attached. federal judge ordered the stikers back to work, and when they refused, Presiden grover cleveland sent in federal troops. the ensuing violence turned public opinion against strikers, and their president was jailed