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In History
  • noble order of the knights of labor

    noble order of the knights of labor
    was organized bu philadelphia garment workers. opened to farmers, merchants and wage earners. objectives were they got equal pay for equal work. abolition of child labor. 8 hour work days.
  • how the other half lives

    how the other half lives
    how the other half lives was about the small house people lived in. it was very small and unsanitry because they would go to the bathroom in buckets and throw the waste out on the streets. people would live in the hall and they didnt have any lighting so when in got dark you couldnt see. up to 2 or 3 familys lived in a little room
  • labor day holiday created

    labor day holiday created
    On September 5 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history. The idea of a workingmen’s holiday, celebrated on the first Monday in September, caught on in other industrial centers across the country, and many states passed legislation recognizing it.
  • american federation of labor

    american federation of labor
    organized in 1886. focused on better working conditions, better pay, union labels on produced items, craft oriented.
  • haymarket square riot

    haymarket square riot
    workers in chicage march for an 8 hour day. protest McComick harvesting machine. police come to break up strikes. anarchists blamed for violence. 8 policemen die 100 injured. public saw unions and anarchists as prolbem. the final result was a major defeat for the union, and a setback for efforts to unionize steelworkers
  • the homestead strike

    the homestead strike
    an industrial lockout and strike that began on june 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on july 6,1892. it was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history. the dispute occurred at the homestead steel works in the pittsburgh area town of homestead, pennsylvania,between the amalgamated association of iron and steel workers and the carnegie steel company.
  • the pullman strike

    the pullman strike
    company built town of pullman so workers could rent homes from owner, geoge M. pullmen. rents high, and in 1893 wages slahed due to the panic of 1893, but pullman refused to lower rents. workers went on strike, led by eugene V. debs, within days thousands of railroad workers in 27 states/territories went on strike= no transportation from chicago to west coast.
  • the coal strike

    the coal strike
    it was the first labor episode in which the federal government intervented as a neutral arbitrator. president theodore rooevelt became involved and set up a factfinding connision that suspend the strike. the strike never resumed,as the miners received more pay for fewerhours; the owners got a higher price for coal, and did not recognize the trade union as a bargaining agent
  • the jungle

    the jungle
    the jungle was when a man went into the meat industrys to write about what they were doing. also to let people know how unsanitary the food was. you could get sick because they didnt refigrate the food and let it lay on the floor.
  • pure food and drug act passed

    pure food and drug act passed
    united states federal law that provided federal inspection of meat products. forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated food products. or poisonous parent medicines.
  • the bitter cry of children

    the bitter cry of children
    the citter cry of shildren was about little kids going to work in mines and meat industrys. they would use them to gave things out of machines and they would lose hands or fingers. in the coal mine they would cut themselfs and it would get infected because they didnt get nessary help
  • triangle shirt factory fire

    triangle shirt factory fire
    the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers. some one set the building on fire. it was the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. managers locker doors to stairs so no one could ecsape. people had to jump from 8, 9, 10 storys so they wouldnt burn alive.
  • congress of industrial organization formed

    congress of industrial organization formed
    was apart of the AFL untill 1935. broke away because it advocated organization along industrial lines rather than craft lines. finall reitegrated.
  • the national labor standards act passed

    the national labor standards act passed
    was a pro labor. labor's right to organize legally recognized. national labor relations board created. power to punish unfair labor practices
  • GM sit-down strike

    GM sit-down strike
    stirke by general motors employees that shut down plant operations in flint, michigan, and other sities from december 30,1936-february 11,1937. the action against GM brought the tactic of sit-down strikes and their effectiveness of the attention of the general public. a sit-down strike involves workers remaining in the workplace while on strike to prevent normal business poerations from being conducts. president roosevelt got them to talk it out and it was the first secessful strike.
  • fair labor standards act passed

    fair labor standards act passed
    fedaral regulation of child labor achieved in fair labor standard act. for the fist time minium ages of emploment and hours of work for children are regulater by feral law.
  • steel strike

    steel strike
    strike bu the united steelworkers of american against U.S. steel and nine other steelmakers.the steel companies sued to regain contro of their facilities. the steelworkers struck to win a wage increase.the strike lasted 53 days, and ended on july 24,1952, on essentiall the same terms the union had preposed four months earlier
  • major league baseball strike

    major league baseball strike
    the 1972 baseball strike was the first players' strike in major league baseball history. the strike occured from april 1, 1972 to april 13, 1972. baseball resumed when the owners and players agrees on a 500000 increase in pension fund payments and to add salary arbitration to the collective bargaining agreement. the 86 games that were missed over the 13 day period were ever played because the league refused to pay the players for the time they were on strike.
  • new york city transit strike

    new york city transit strike
    the 2005 new york city transit strike was a strike in new york city called by the transport workers union local 100. negotiations for a new contract with the petropolitan transportation authority broke down over retirement, pension, and wage increase. millions of connuters were affected. the strike officially ended at 2:35 p.m. on december 22, 2005. service was resort over night, with all transportation systems fully operational b the morning commute of the 23rd.