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What methods did American federation of labor use?

Used strikes. open to skilled workers. Beat people who tried to work there. Refused to work unless needs were met

Why didn't labor unions ease the condition of workers in the 1800s?

It wasn't that Labor Unons could not ease the condition of workers, it was the fact that the government and business owners usually sided together against any gains the Unions would attempt. Labor union activity was considered illegal in a lot of states and was claimed to be a restraint of trade rather than an attempt to help workers. Labor organizers and labor members would be fired by employers if they tried to organize workers. Black Lists would be circulated among owners of business and industry with the names of labor organizers and workers who supported Unions, so they could not find jobs. When there were strikes, the owners were usually able to get injunctions against the strike and the authorities were authorized to break up the strikes.

Why did getting publicity help the union cause?

it belonged to the knights of labor a union tried to organize both skilled and unskilled workers.

How did the American Federation of Labor achieve their goals?

They were an organization which strived for better treatment of workers. In the late 1800's, they achieved higher wages and better working conditions.

What statement describes an obstacle faced by early labor unions?

Most American industrialists did not favor labor unions. Organizers were usually not granted permission to enter the work place to try and organize workers. Workers who supported unions or joined unions or tried to encourage unions were black listed. That meant their names were circulated around the business community and they were not hired if they applied for a job. Often business would hire "goons" who used force and intimidation to break up strikes or to prevent labor organizers from trying to enter plants. Workers who did join unions often lost their jobs. Many of the early unions tried to remain secret until they had enough strength to go public. The government usually supported the business owners in disputes with unions.

What were some positive benefits of one-party rule in Mexico?

They tried to improve life for peasants and workers; carried out land reform. promoted labor rights

What were some of positive benefits of one-party rule in Mexico?

They tried to improve life for peasants and workers; carried out land reform. promoted labor rights

Which piece of legislation tried to help labor relations during the Great Depression?

The National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act which increased the rights of unions and created the National Labor Relations Board were enacted during the Great Depression. The Taft-Hartley Labor Act was amended to enlarge the powers of the NLRB and allowed the government to intervene in strikes affecting the nation's safety or health. The NRA set minimum wages and maximum hours. It did away with child labor, something organized labor favored, and established the right of workers to organize. This allowed for collective bargaining. Secretary Perkins had the DOL draft a bill setting wage and hour standards that became effective even after the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. In 1938 the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed which set minimum wages and a maximum work week of 40 hours. Organized labor grew, the CIO split from the AFL and many American workers joined unions and membership continued to increase during the Great

Who tried to organize textile union and hold strikes in Columbus?

Hoke Smith

Why did Sir Edwin Sandys tried to solve the labor shortage in Jamestown through?

giving land to those who paid for passage of workers

What were true about strikes at the beginning of the labor movement?

Companies maintained their own "police" who they called to stop protests and threatened strikes. Strikes were typically violent, with beatings, shooting, injuries and deaths. Men who went on strike faced having their families thrown out of "company housing". Coal Police put wives and children into the street, with no where to go. Men lost their jobs-- the strikers had no protection to keep their jobs. Unions, started in SW Pennsylvania in both coal, steel, and glass factories, tried to bargain for their members but were often met with violence anyway.