Union Timeline123

  • Noble Order of the Knights of Labor

    Noble Order of the Knights of Labor
    It was organized by Philadelphia garment workers. I was opened to farmers, merchants and wage earners. It was equal pay, abolition of child labor, worked for 8 hours.
  • Labor Day Holiday

    Labor Day Holiday
    It became a holiday after the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. Military. It was rushed by Congress and signed into a law. Labor is considered last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white.
  • American Federation of Labor (AFL)

    American Federation of Labor (AFL)
    Focused on better conditions. It was better pay. Union labels on produced items and craft oriented.
  • Haymarket Sqaure Riot

    Haymarket Sqaure Riot
    Workers in Chicago march for an 8 hour day- protest McComick Harvesting machine. The police broke up the strike. Eight policemen died, 100 injured. The public saw unions and anarchists problem. The anatchists blamed for violence.
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    Tell us how the people were living in New York City slums. People were sleeping on the floor even babies. The buidling weren't very well developed. It was very dirty in those houses. In those tenements there were about fifty people in each one.
  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike
    It cultminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents. it was the most serious disputes in US labor history. It occured at the Homestead Steel Works in Pittsburgh of Pennsylvania. Between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel workers and the Carnegie Steel Company. The results was a major defeat for the union.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    It was built for so workers could rent homes. The workers went to strike, led by Eugene V. Debs, within days. 27 states /territories went on strike there were no transportation from Chicago to West Coast. Union leaders were arrested and imprisoned.
  • The Coal Strike

    The Coal Strike
    Strike by United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. The strike threatned to shut down winter fuel for all major cities. President Theodore Roosevelt got involved and set up a factfinding and suspended the strike. The strike never resumed the miners recieved more money for fewer hours, the owners got higher prices for coal.
  • " The Jungle"

    " The Jungle"
    Expose labor abuses in the meat packing industry. It was by the muckcracker Upton Sinclair. He described the dirty conditons of the meat factories.
  • " The Bitter Cry of Children"

    " The Bitter Cry of Children"
    Exposed hardships suffered by child laborers, such as coal miners. Boys sat for hours and hours without any breaks. One boy worked for 10 hours for 60 cents a day. The boys would get injured with the equipment but they would still have to work.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The United States provides insepction of meats and other food products. Also the transportation, manufacture, and sales. They also do that for poisonous patent medicines.
  • Triangle Shirt Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirt Factory Fire
    The fire was 18 minutes, 146 people were dead. The people couldn't escape the fire because the managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits. People jumped off the eight ninth, and tenth floors. It helped the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union which was better working conditons for sweatshop workers.
  • Congress of Industrial Organization

    Congress of Industrial Organization
    Broke away because it advocated organiztions with industrial lines rather than craft lines. It was part of AFL until 1935. And reintegrated into AFL in 1955.
  • The National Labor Relations Act

    The National Labor Relations Act
    It was in the Wagner Act. It was labor's right to legally organized. They had the power to punish unfair labor practices. It was pro labor.
  • GM Sit-down Strike

    GM Sit-down Strike
    Strike by General Motors employees that shut down plant operations in Flint, Michigan. The action against GM brought the tactic os sit-down strikes and their effectiveness to the attention of the general public. A sit-down strike involves workers remaining in the workplace while on strike to prevent normal business operations form being conducted.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    Federal regulations of child labor achieved in Fair Labor Standards Act. The minimum age of employment and hours of work for children. It was regulated by the federal law.
  • Steel Strike

    Steel Strike
    Stirke by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers. The steel companies sued to regain control of their facilities. The Steelworkers struck to win a wage increase. The strike lasted 53 days and ended o July 24, 1952. The unions had proposed four months earlier.
  • Major League Baseball Strike

    Major League Baseball Strike
    The baseball strike was the fist player's strike on Major League Baseball history. Baseball resumed when the owners and players agreed on a $500,000 increase in pension fund payents. The 86 games that were missed over the 13- day period were played because the league refused to pay the players for the time they were on strike.
  • New York City Transit Srike

    New York City Transit Srike
    The New York City transit was a strike in NYC called the Transport Workers Union Local 100. Negotations for a new contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It brokedown over retirement, pension, and wage increases. Most new York City Transit Authority personnel observed the strike, effectively halting all service on the subway adn buses.