History Notes-wk 9

History Notes-wk 9 - History Notes (Week 9) Labor o o...

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History Notes (Week 9) Labor o Working in Assumable Risk o Contributory Negligence Black Lung- inhaling coal dust. Leads one to slowly choke to death (coughing spread TB) Deskilling- reducing labor requirements to fewer minimums . 1900 – 60 hour work week, .22 cents an hour/$490 annual earnings. ($365 for farmers) Owners – managers. Industrial Development = Progress (Growth, Jobs) Sweatshops- mass production of clothing (often women’s job) Workers of the sweatshop would have a “Stint” o Stint- task for the day Triangle shirtwaist company fire - March 1911, 146 died. General Strike of 1877- Beautiful Story Martinsburg, WV o Scabs – steal another’s job! National Guard Armory – place for National Guard to gather and store weapons. 1869- Knights of Labor (Tawrence Powderly) “Commonwealth of Workers”
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o Boycott 1884 against J. Gould’s Railroads Trade Unions – (AFL) American Federation of Labor “Most Skilled Workers”
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