U.S Labor Movement<br />1830 – 1940<br />By Dana Hartman<br />
1830 - 1860<br />1834 – The “Mill Girls” of Lowell, Massachusetts go on strike to protest wage cuts.<br />1835 – Philadelp...
1860 - 1890<br />1866 – National Labor Union is founded.<br />1877 – Great uprising of railroad workers begins in Martinsb...
1890 - 1900<br />1890 – Carpenters’ Union strikes and wins the 8 hour day.<br />1894 – The Pullman Strike; railroad worker...
1900 - 1910<br />1900 – U.S Industrial Commission declares trade unions good for democracy.<br />1903 – Women’s Trade Unio...
1910 - 1920<br />1911 – Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills almost 150 workers.<br />1912 – “Bread and Roses” textile s...
1920 - 1940<br />1924 – Samuel Gompers dies, and Willam Green becomes new AFL president.<br />1926 – Railway Labor Act is ...
Sources<br />"Labor History Timeline." Aflcio.org - America's Union Movement. AFL-CIO. Web. 03 July 2011. <http://www.aflc...
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  1. 1. U.S Labor Movement<br />1830 – 1940<br />By Dana Hartman<br />
  2. 2. 1830 - 1860<br />1834 – The “Mill Girls” of Lowell, Massachusetts go on strike to protest wage cuts.<br />1835 – Philadelphians strike for a hour work day.<br />1847 - New Hampshire enacts first state 10-hour-day law<br />1860 – Shoemaker’s strike in New England.<br />
  3. 3. 1860 - 1890<br />1866 – National Labor Union is founded.<br />1877 – Great uprising of railroad workers begins in Martinsburg, Virginia.<br />“Molly Maguires”, or Irish coal workers, hanged in Pennsylvania.<br />1882 – First Labor Day celebrations take place.<br />1885 – Knights of Labor founded in Chicago.<br />1886 – American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded. The first president was Samuel Gompers.<br />
  4. 4. 1890 - 1900<br />1890 – Carpenters’ Union strikes and wins the 8 hour day.<br />1894 – The Pullman Strike; railroad workers boycott Pullman sleeping cars.<br />1898 – Erdman Act prohibits discrimination against railroad workers for being in a union.<br />
  5. 5. 1900 - 1910<br />1900 – U.S Industrial Commission declares trade unions good for democracy.<br />1903 – Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) founded.<br />1905 – Industrial Workers of the World founded.<br />1909 – Uprising of the 20,000 takes place to protest conditions within the garment industry. <br />
  6. 6. 1910 - 1920<br />1911 – Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills almost 150 workers.<br />1912 – “Bread and Roses” textile strike takes place in Lawrence, Mass.<br />1913 – Ludlow Massacre kills 20 during a coal miners’ strike<br />1919 – Great strike wave across America.<br />
  7. 7. 1920 - 1940<br />1924 – Samuel Gompers dies, and Willam Green becomes new AFL president.<br />1926 – Railway Labor Act is set up.<br />1929 – Stock market crashes and Great Depression begins.<br />1931 – President Franklin Roosevelt presents the New Deal to Congress.<br />1935 – National Relations Act and Social Security Act passed.<br />Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) formed.<br />1937 - Auto Workers win sit-down strike against General Motors in Flint, Michigan.<br />1938 - Fair Labor Standards Act establishes first minimum wage and 40-hour week.<br />
  8. 8. Sources<br />"Labor History Timeline." Aflcio.org - America's Union Movement. AFL-CIO. Web. 03 July 2011. <http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/history/history/timeline.cfm>.<br />Lutins, Allen. "An Eclectic List of Events in U.S. Labor History." Web. 03 July 2011. <http://www.lutins.org/labor.html>.<br />

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