The Labor Movement From 1900-1939

  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers
    Samuel was an English born American cigar maker. He was a leader of the union, he founded the AFL. He promoted "thorough" organization and collective bargaining to secure shorter hours and higher wages, the first essential steps, he believed, to emancipating labor. Samuel took political action to "elect their friends" and "defeat their enemies". During World War I, Gompers and the AFL were open and supported the war effort.
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs
    had been an American union leader, he is one of the founding members of the Wobblies, plus; 7 times the big boy of the Socialist Party of America for President of the U.S. Debs in time became well-known as one of the greatest socialists in the U.S.
  • Emma Goldman

    Emma Goldman
    Goldman was know as a mean bully, but a tough cookie.She had been an anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Goldman's tough attitude made her imprisoned several times in the years coming, for "inciting to riot" and illegally sharing info about birth control. In 1906, Goldman founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth.She was idolized as a free-thinker but not a feminist.
  • Labor Movement Started

    Labor Movement Started
  • AFl

    The American Federation of Labor had been one of the 1st federations of labor unions in the U.S. Samual Gompers of the Cigar Makers' International Union was elected president of the election. He died in 1924, and John Mcbride was elected the president 4 decades later. The AFL joined with thier rival, Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955.
  • Minium Wage

    Minium Wage
    Minimum wage has had a strong social appeal ability of markets to provide income equity for the least able members of the work force. The obvious solution is the structure to achieve a distribution of income. Thus, minimum wage laws have usually been judged against the criterion of reducing poverty
  • International Workers of the World(IWW or Wobblies)

    International Workers of the World(IWW or Wobblies)
    wobblies is an international union.It went south dramatically, after a government repression as part of the first Red Scare and a split brought on by internal conflict.
  • Contract

    A contract is an agreement entered in by two or more parties, each of whom agrees to make one or more legal obligations between or among them. The elements of a contract are acceptanced by people having legal capacity who exchange consideration to create money.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
    The T.S.W.F fire in New York City, had been the deadliest industrial disaster in the history New York City and sumed up in the 4rth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. It was also the second deadliest disaster in New York City.
    These stupid managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and many of the workers who could not escape the burning building jumped from the eighth floor.
  • Department of Labor

    Department of Labor
    The DOL used to be named the Bureau of Labor, it's a specific Cabinet/department of the federal gov.'t. It's responsiblalitiy is to control occupational safety, standard hrs and wages, unemployment insurance outcome, re-employment service, and a little bit of economic states. President Lyndon Johnson wanted the words Commerce and Labor to be combined, too forgo less trouble.
  • Ludlow Massarce

    Ludlow Massarce
    The L.M was an frontal assualt by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners. The retaliation for Ludlow, the miners equiped themselves and assualted many of mines over the next 10 days, vandailzing property.
  • WWI (World War One)

    WWI (World War One)
    World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe. It was the First World War or World War I. It involved all of the world's major powers, which were assembled in two opposing team: the Allies and the Central Powers. This world-wide war had 60 billion causlties. Long-term affect is that weapons and technology changed, women were nurses, and americans fought so damn hard to finish off this horrific war.
  • Clayton Act

    Clayton Act
    The Clayton Act was created to sustain both substantive and modest upgades to federal antitrust law. Though, the act seems to go for an anticompetitive practice by stoping similar types of beheavior. It wasn't favored in the greatest interest of a competitive market. The 4 sections of the Act proposed substantive changes in the antitrust laws by the Sherman Act of 1890. The Act was passed during the wilson office.
  • The Adamson Act

    The Adamson Act
    The Adasmson Act had been a U.S federal law passed on Sept. 3 1916.Wiliam C. Adamson patented the act. The Act explained an 8-hr workday, additional pay for overtime and for the interstate railroad employers. This Act had been the 1st federal law that recylced the hrs of workers in companies. The Act was passed by Congress to evade a nationwide strike, since the railroads refuse to obey by the law.
  • Worrld War I

    Worrld War I
    It has ended.
  • Open Shop

    Open Shop
    An open shop is a place of employment which a person isn't required to join or support a union (closed shop) as of hiring or continued employment. Nickname for OPEN SHOP=MERIT SHOP!
  • Yellow-Dog Contract

    Yellow-Dog Contract
    The yellow dog is an agreement between an employee and or employee to not be part of a labor union. It was mainly used for an employer to prevent union organizers to uprise against the company. In 1932, it was outlawed in the U.S by the Norris-Laguardia. Act.
  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers
    he dies! His health declined rapdily, when a solemn case of influenza sent him to the hospital. Right after that, the Gompers had recovered from the flu than he became striked by bronchitis that laid him low again. Gompers suffered from diabetes, he could no longer walk without assistance, and was hospitalized again, he then suffered from congestive heart failure and uremia.
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs
    He dies of old age.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    It was the most severe worldwide economic downgrade in the history of the U.S Personal income tax, tax revenue, and prices dropped tremedously. The middle-class everywhere were laid-off and couldn't find an good paying job for awhile.
    Farming suffered crops failures that decreased by 60%.
  • Davis-Bacon Act

    Davis-Bacon Act
    The Act was a federal law that established requirements to pay the local prevailing wages on public works projects. The Act goes with “contractors and subcontractors creating federally funded or assigned contracts of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works”. Davis -Bacon Act is named after; James J. Davis, a Senator from Pennsylvania and a ex-Secretary of Labor. The Act was signed by President Hoover in 1931.
  • Wagner Act

    Wagner Act
    The National Labor Relations is the other name for Wagner Act. It's a federal law of the U.S that protects the rights of employees in the private sector. President D. Roosevelt enforced the law and signed the law on July, 5 1935.The Act exercises workers by the full freedom of association, self-organization and colletive bargaining.
  • Mother Jones

    Mother Jones
    "Mother Jones" A.K.A Mary Harris Jones. She had been an Irish-American school teacher, dressmaker, and community organizer. Jones then coordinated major strikes and cofounded the Industrial Workers of the World or Wobbleies. Harris began working as an organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    The FLSA another name called the Wages and Hours Bill. The FLSA introduced a maximum 44-hour 7-day work-week,created a national minimum wage, guaranteed overtime in certain jobs, and stopped most employments in "oppressive child labor". It applies to employees engaged in big factories and companies.
  • Emma Goldman

    Emma Goldman
    Emma dies! Anarchism was Goldman's view of the world.
  • Closed Shop

    Closed Shop
    A closed shop is a secure agreement under which the boss agrees to hire union members only, and employees have stay members of the union all the time in order to remain at work. International Labour Organization do not address the legality of closed shop issues.
  • CIO

    The Congress of industrial Organozations was proposed by John L. Lewis in 1938. CIO used to be a fedration of unions that organized workers in industrial unions in the U.S. CIO supported Franklin D. Roosevelt.