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Unions
The U.S. has a  CAPITALIST  (a.k.a.  free market ) economic system! REMEMBER… People get there needs met through  voluntar...
“ The laws of accumulation will be left free; the laws of distribution free.  Individualism will continue…” ~ Andrew Carne...
<ul><li>Robber barons claimed they just played by the rules of capitalism </li></ul>Big Business Savvy <ul><li>Competition...
<ul><li>Create labor unions ~ organizations that fight for workers’ interests </li></ul>Workers Fight Back <ul><li>First l...
<ul><li>1886 ~ Samuel Gompers formed the American Federation of Labor (AFL) </li></ul>Workers Fight Back <ul><li>Used barg...
<ul><li>Some believed that the whole capitalist system should be changed </li></ul>Socialism??? <ul><li>1905 ~ Industrial ...
<ul><li>Some believed that the whole capitalist system should be changed </li></ul>Socialism??? <ul><li>Capitalism promote...
<ul><li>They believed Socialism was a better economic system </li></ul>Socialism??? <ul><li>Minimal competition between bu...
Americans feared unions because they thought unions were socialist!!!
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  1. 1. Unions
  2. 2. The U.S. has a CAPITALIST (a.k.a. free market ) economic system! REMEMBER… People get there needs met through voluntary trade between consumer & producers!
  3. 3. “ The laws of accumulation will be left free; the laws of distribution free. Individualism will continue…” ~ Andrew Carnegie In capitalism, government is supposed to play NO ROLE !
  4. 4. <ul><li>Robber barons claimed they just played by the rules of capitalism </li></ul>Big Business Savvy <ul><li>Competition means there will be an uneven distribution of wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Working conditions were designed to make profit </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Create labor unions ~ organizations that fight for workers’ interests </li></ul>Workers Fight Back <ul><li>First large-scale unions created in the 1860s </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1886 ~ Samuel Gompers formed the American Federation of Labor (AFL) </li></ul>Workers Fight Back <ul><li>Used bargaining with employers & strikes as major tactics </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Some believed that the whole capitalist system should be changed </li></ul>Socialism??? <ul><li>1905 ~ Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene V. Debs </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Some believed that the whole capitalist system should be changed </li></ul>Socialism??? <ul><li>Capitalism promoted poor working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalism made the rich richer & the poor poorer </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>They believed Socialism was a better economic system </li></ul>Socialism??? <ul><li>Minimal competition between businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Government controls major industries </li></ul><ul><li>Equal distribution of wealth </li></ul>
  10. 10. Americans feared unions because they thought unions were socialist!!!
  11. 11. The End
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