Industrial Revolution Strikes


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Industrial Revolution Strikes

  1. 1. Strike Notes Nicholas Howell Module 6 - Tech 110 16 October 2008
  2. 2. Standards <ul><li>US11.2.4. Analyze the effect of urban political machines and responses by immigrants and middle-class reformers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Strike Notes
  4. 4. Industrial Revolution creates labor problems. <ul><li>Low wages and long hours </li></ul><ul><li>Use of child labor </li></ul>
  5. 5. Industrial Revolution creates labor problems. <ul><li>Machines displaced skilled workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees had to keep up with machines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Industrial Revolution creates labor problems. <ul><li>Employees worked in unsafe, unsanitary conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>The gap between the rich and the poor widens. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Workers turn to unions. <ul><li>To improve working conditions and pay. </li></ul><ul><li>Workers realized that individual bargaining will not work because employers could easily fire a single worker. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Workers turn to unions. <ul><li>Workers realized if they banded together and collectively bargained they could strengthen their position. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Weapons of Unions <ul><li>Strikes </li></ul><ul><li>Strike Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Picketing </li></ul>
  10. 13. Weapons of Unions <ul><li>Boycott </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul>
  11. 14. Weapons of Employers <ul><li>Strikebreakers </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lockouts </li></ul>
  12. 15. Weapons of Employers <ul><li>Injunctions </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul>
  13. 16. Why unions were unsuccessful? <ul><li>Government supported business owners </li></ul><ul><li>Scabs and strike breakers </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of losing job </li></ul>
  14. 18. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>