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    The fireman 's wage strikes occurred in the latter part of 2002. A series of forty eight hour and eight day strikes were implemented. The objective of these strikes was to cause disruption to the normal fire cover provided by the fire department thereby making the general public aware of their pay demands. By highlighting their monopoly on fire control and trading on their high standing in the community the union hoped to influence the government 's decision to offer the firemen a 40% wage increase. The union representing the firemen were asking for such a substantial increase because they felt that a fire fighters pay had not increased in parity with other essential services pay over the past 25 years. The initial proposal regarding the…

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    Winnipeg Strike History

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    negotiating for him or herself. The employers refused to considered their demands, then approximately 30 000 people walked out in general strike on 15 may 1919. The strike spread from industry to industry, Winnipeg shuts down. Mail delivery, streetcar and taxi service, newspaper,…

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    If I worked for the B&O Railroad as a brakeman in 1877, I would have no other choice but to go on strike. The job is a risky one that puts me in danger every day. There was a pay cut 3 years ago that took its toll on all the workers. Adding another 10% reduction in salary, topped with working fewer days in the week, there is no way that a family can be supported properly. This is a job that keeps me away from my family and is incredibly dangerous. I deserve to be paid well enough to support my…

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    In the result of this action from the landowners, “A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle informed the Mexican community was starting to begin to lacking its cleanliness and strikers were soon to be ‘starved out’ (Dawson 135). It clearly shows the landowner's intentions were to let the strikers starve a great deal, and the strikers would give up and return back to work with no raise. As the matter of fact the landowners were not just trying to starve the strikers, but with the water supply…

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    up 20 of the manufacturing workers. Over 1.7 million children were employed in factories, through public pressure child labor laws were created in the late nineteenth century. The laws stated that children had to be over 12 and could only work a total of ten hour work days. However, in most cases companies ignored these laws. These injustices further called for the unity for a labor union. Many organizations formed to fight back from the conditions they were forced to work in. Such…

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    Misery Lane By Von Drehle

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    the influx of immigrants, the rise of progressivism, chains of unanswered disasters, and strikes which were resisted. The Triangle factory was at the heart of one of those strikes, and the owners of the Triangle led the movement of manufacturers to resist the strikes. A year later, the Triangle went up in flames. I can see how the combination of these things set the tone for dramatic changes in the…

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    men and women also formed unions during this time Union membership increased during the civil war. By 1870, approximately 300,000 workers were members of unions. However, economic recession, racism, and legal actions by employers reduced the number of union members down to 50,000 by 1877. .Employers fought the unions by accusing union leaders with conspiracy, often resulting in prison sentences. Employers often broke union strikes by using immigrants and African American workers as scabs. Scabs…

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    American civil rights movement arose mainly out of the public sector workforce, as workers felt they were not receiving the type of benefits the government should have been offering them, which led to an abandonment of the original trade unions and instead created new collective organization. “From the early 1960s onward, the most legitimate… defense of America job rights would be found not through collective initiative… but through an individual 's claim to his or her civil rights.” This quote,…

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    Argumentative Essay: Should Public Service Workers Be Allowed to Strike? Think of what the world be like if there was no fireman, police officers, or teachers. These are just three examples of very important government workers. But what if these people were not able to assist you because they were on strike for their common interest? These workers are so depended on and without them our lives would be quite different. We could face many different types of danger and have no education. If they…

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    Importance Of Strike

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    A strike is what can be defined as a form of protest by workers (employees) refusal to perform their daily work duties. Strikes can occur for a plethora of reason; for better working conditions, increase in pay, a change in working hours, and dissatisfaction from employers. Strike became an important method to solving working issues during the Industrial Revolution, and were then performed by workers who labored in mines and by factory workers. Strikes have to be performed under the authority of…

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