Labor Unions <ul><ul><li>10 th  Grade American History  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gd10#3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn...
Organized Labor <ul><li>Working conditions had worsened </li></ul><ul><li>Laborers began organizing in hopes of changing b...
Labor Unions Emerge <ul><li>Knights of Labor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve well-being of skilled and unskilled industrial ...
Business Responds to Labor <ul><li>Businesses displayed fierce resistance to unions’ fight for more money and power </li><...
Strikes and Violence <ul><li>Relations between business and labor declined-more unions went on strike </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
Please get into groups of 3 or 4 for a very fun activity!   <ul><li>Roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory owner </li></ul>...
“ The socks go to work” <ul><li>You will create a “sock puppet” character to match the role you have chosen </li></ul><ul>...
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Labor Unions

  1. 1. Labor Unions <ul><ul><li>10 th Grade American History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gd10#3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Target: Analyze the reasons for the rise and growth of labor organizations in the United States including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Unregulated Working Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Laissez-faire policies toward big business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Violence toward supporters of organized labor </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Organized Labor <ul><li>Working conditions had worsened </li></ul><ul><li>Laborers began organizing in hopes of changing big business policies </li></ul><ul><li>Over two million people had joined by 1904 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Labor Unions Emerge <ul><li>Knights of Labor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve well-being of skilled and unskilled industrial laborers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership open to all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 hour day, end child labor, at first against strikes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Federation of Labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-fight for higher wages, safer conditions and the right of the union to represent workers in bargaining with employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-invited only skilled white male workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial Workers of the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-extreme labor union-socialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Wobblies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Eugene Debs-abolition of the wage system </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Business Responds to Labor <ul><li>Businesses displayed fierce resistance to unions’ fight for more money and power </li></ul><ul><li>Gained support by popular opinion, laissez-faire, and a continual supply of labor </li></ul><ul><li>Viewed as socialist-led to suspicion </li></ul><ul><li>Many union leaders were arrested </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strikes and Violence <ul><li>Relations between business and labor declined-more unions went on strike </li></ul><ul><li>Resulted in violence between police and striking workers </li></ul><ul><li>Unions ultimately succeeded in setting maximum work hours and providing worker’s compensation. By 1912 child labor laws were in place in 38 states. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Please get into groups of 3 or 4 for a very fun activity!  <ul><li>Roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Union organizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government official </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-You will select one of the roles to use for your groups “skit” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ The socks go to work” <ul><li>You will create a “sock puppet” character to match the role you have chosen </li></ul><ul><li>As a group you will create a 2-3 minute presentation highlighting the rise of labor unions. </li></ul><ul><li>You must include information from your Text Book, p.115 and the learning targets for Labor Unions and Industrialization. </li></ul><ul><li>20 points total: includes puppets, written dialogue/script, performance, and content (facts/standards) </li></ul><ul><li>You are responsible for your own sock or paper bag, and any supplies you may need to construct your character! </li></ul>
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