Essays Tagged: "American Federation of Labor"

Paper on the unions in America

Labor UnionsSince the foundation of the American Federation of Labor(AFL) in 1886, most unions in the united States have displayed a pragmat ...

(2 pages) 415 1 4.2 May/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Brief Analysis of industrial work, politics, law, and foreign relations from the Civil War to World War I.

o participate in labor movements.The three main labor organizations were the Knights of Labor (KL), American Federation of Labor (AFL), and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Each group had it ... ive movement among workers. The KL lost members and momentum after several failed arbitrations. The American Federation of Labor was the most successful, yet least radical labor union. The AFL was com ...

(7 pages) 128 1 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Biography of Samuel Gompers(first person)

p and outspokenness. Those abilities served me well in his lifelong career as the representative of American labor.In 1864 I the Cigar Makers' National Union Local 15, and, although only fourteen, I w ... and in 1920 my wife had died and a year later, married Grace Gleaves Neuscheler.In 1872 I became an American citizen and met Adolph Strasser, a European immigrant who was also a cigarmaker and a long- ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Question: Analyze the impact of any TWO of the following on the American industrial worker between 1865 and 1900. Government actions Immigration Labor unions Technological changes

Between 1865 and 1900, American industry workers experienced both good and hard times. Labor Unions were forming, and these ... nal Labor Union, organized in 1866, the Colored National Labor Union, the Knights of Labor, and the American Federation of Labor. Although these unions targeted different portions of American society ... elitist, some were lower class...), they all had major goals in mind; all fought for reform in the American industrial workforce.The National Labor Union fought for the arbitration of industrial disp ...

(4 pages) 18844 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Essay about American Industrialization About a page long

Industrialization between 1865 and 1920 had many different effects on American life. In some ways, industrialization improved American life. However it also created probl ... s and other charities. (See Document 7) There were several positive effects of industrialization on American society.Industrialization was also the cause for many problems in American society. With th ... per day. (See Document 4) Workers organized into labor unions such as the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. Under these labor unions, workers fought for higher wages, shorter hou ...

(1 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Labor Movement in the 1920's

tion workers in 1919. They were annoyed with their seven 12 hour workdays a week. The leader of the American Federation of Labor joined the International Workers of the World (which was a communist gr ... were beaten and sometimes killed. And last a small fact, the average annual income for the typical American worker was only $1,574.

(2 pages) 6939 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Highlights of the Labor Movement

he labor movement from the late 1800s to the present.During a meeting of national unions (1886) the American Federation of Labor was created. The cause, differences in opinions regarding the mixing of ... mic system that existed and worked within it to accomplish his goals and lay the foundation for the American Trade Movement.In 1914 the Clayton Act was passed . It was viewed as an "Industrial Magna C ...

(4 pages) 136 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

What is a labor union?

ventually recognized and accepted in the work force.As the unions such as Knights of Labor 1869 and American Federation of Labor 1886 attained power, the overall conditions of worker improved, thus be ...

(4 pages) 210 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Music unions yes or no?

them due to competition. In 1896, delegates from these organizations gathered at the invitation of American Federation of Labor (AFL) President Samuel Gompers to organize and charter a musicians' tra ... ers to organize and charter a musicians' trade union. A majority of the delegates voted to form the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), representing 3,000 musicians nationally. They resolved: "Tha ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Labor Movements During The Gilded Age

uring the late 1800s where the corruption of the government was at its peak and the lowest point of American politics. "The Gilded Age" was a name given by Mark Twain in his belief that politics corru ... n in his belief that politics corruption and greed lurked below the polite and prosperous luster of American society. He believed that politics was like the base material that hides beneath the glitte ...

(2 pages) 45 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analyze the impact of various events on the American Industrial worker between 1865 and 1900.

me more than others, however, labor unions and technological changes had the greatest effect on the American Industrial worker in both beneficial and detrimental ways.II. Information on labor unionsA. ... rowd.(c) The Knights of Labor officially disbanded afterwards.3. After the Knights of Labor was the American Federation of Labor, AFL.(a) Samuel Gompers founded the AFL in 1868(b) The AFL was a federa ...

(3 pages) 77 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Role of Southeast Asian Regional Integration in Promoting Global Business

IntroductionOne would think that John Sweeney, as a life-long unionist and current president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), would be opposed to ...

(5 pages) 195 3 4.9 Apr/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

The Effects of Organized Labor on the Position of the Worker

ized Labor on the Position of the WorkerIn the late 19th Century, there were significant changes in American industrialization and in attitudes towards work. As improved technologies and machines in t ... rise of wage slavery, many different unions such as the Knights of Labor, National Labor Union, and American Federation of Labor developed to help improve the position of workers but struggled to achi ...

(4 pages) 69 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Labor Relations

dates back to the founding days of our country and early attempts to organize workers in 1869. The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was founded in 1886 and it gave many employees their first experi ...

(7 pages) 238 2 4.3 Sep/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Labor's Response to Industrialism

in which the workers used for buying things only in the factory shop)Most of the workers are white Americans from villages who ran to city in search of worksBy 1890 about 1 million women were working ... abor allowed immigrants, women and blacks to join the unionsIn 1881, an important union called "the American federation of Labor" but the leader only invited white men skilled workers to joinBy 1905, ...

(1 pages) 476 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

UNIONS VS INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM

with the Pullman railroad strike. And as evidenced by the legislative change brought fourth by the American Federation of Labor and the Knights of Labor.The American publics opinion during the late 1 ... formed in the late 1800's. The Knights of Labor worked to help bring about the 8-hour workday. The American federation of Labor worked for better wages and hours for the workers. The labor unions use ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

How successful were labor unions or organized labor?

igrants were accustomed to radical ideas from their home lands and tied them into their newly found American organized labor. To a certain minor extent, organized labor was successful for being so per ... conflict emerged between skilled and unskilled workers. Also, the exclusion unskilled labor by the American Federation of Labor gave them succeeding advantage over the Knights of Labor since skilled ...

(3 pages) 42 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Craft Unions Compared to Industrial Unions: Which is more effective?

very distinct when the several Canadian craft unions came under the international organization The American Federation of Labour (AFL). Craft unionism was now more bureaucratic. There was more full t ...

(8 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Human Resources Management

employee; both. The birth of the unions is attributed to President Roosevelt, most notably were the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO), which later merged ... vacy is legally protected in the United States Constitution and is one of the most important rights Americans have. Employers no only have the right to read and access anything they want on employees, ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Labor Union Paper

d to the negotiation on behalf of a group of employees known as a bargaining unit (NLRB, 2007). the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations advise employees that joining a un ...

(3 pages) 143 0 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management