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  • Case Study: A Fireman's Wage Strikes

    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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  • Personal Narrative: A Career As An Industrial Worker

    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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  • America's Second Industrial Revolution

    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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  • Pros And Cons Of Labor Unions

    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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  • Civil Rights Consciousness In The Workplace

    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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  • The Ethical Violation Of Unions

    bridge between management and employees. Among other important issues, unions facilitate negotiations for increased wages, benefits, and improved working conditions. While a union’s historical purpose is to offer redress for employer violations of employees’ civil liberties and moral rights the tactics that unions have taken in doing so also raise moral issues. To address the ethical concerns posed by both unions and employers throughout American history, the Government has taken on a…

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  • Ludlow Massacre Research Paper

    April 20th 1914 , “the massacre occurred in a carefully planned attack on the tent colony by Colorado militiamen, coal company guards, and thugs hired as private detectives and strike breakers” (UMWA). The troops fired machine guns upon anyone that was seen moving in the camp, they also came into the camps in the middle of the night and torched many of the tents with women and children inside them, burning them alive. Although the miners only had rifles and shotguns to protect themselves, the…

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  • Organized Labor Essay

    They also wanted higher wages, hours of work reduced, exclusive worker control of the workplace, and harmless and sanitary work conditions. Many union organizations pursued their goals through peaceful negotiations and strike actions, like the Pennsylvania-based Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers. Others associations had to use force and violence, creating a chaotic situation in the nation. They used tactics as boycott, strikes, and picketing. It was a very tumultuous time…

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  • Salt Of The Earth Movie Analysis

    on the actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico. Its genre is a social realism and it was based on actual events. The movie has great ties to Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath, Underdogs, Misfits, and the art of battling giants. For instance just like Martin Luther King Jr. and his friends they had to overcome a giant in Sheriff Connor (Gladwell). The setting of the plot takes place in a miner town in New Mexico. The narrator Esperanza Quintero (Rosaura Revueltas) starts…

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  • Summary Of Strik Gridiron

    Striking Gridiron Striking Gridiron is a book written by Greg Nicholas and it tells about a football team in the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania . During this time was one of Americas biggest labor stoppages in history. Many workers went on strike, and with no money coming in they looked to their football team, the Braddock Tigers. This team was very talented and was looking for their 6th undefeated season and so were all the steel workers because they bet their last dollars on this team in hopes…

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