HIST 4205 08-18-06 - Friday Friday, August 18, 2006 4:27 PM...

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Friday Friday, August 18, 2006 4:27 PM American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers Steel Strike Elbert H Gary Boston Police Strike Edwin Curtis Calvin Coolidge First Red Scare Ole Hanson Thomas Hardwick A. Mitchell Palmer Buford/ "Red Ark" : After WWI - LABOR ISSUES Associated with Communism (Russian Revolution) Communist associations began This gained sympathy for management. Americans turned against workers Jan 1920 AFL gave up strike Went back to work Boston Police Strike (Summer 1919) Mostly same reasons Low pay ~1200 yr "Social club" applied for charter with AFL and threatened to go on strike. Edwin Curtis - Boston Police Commissioner Was sympathetic to. . No to officers Hated unions Punish officers
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Enforced rule that said officers could not have ties to organizations outside the "force" By joining the AFL, violated this rule Fired all the officers (19) (Sept 1919) Day after (Sept 9, 1919 )other officers voted to go on strike City had no protection
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course HIST 4205 taught by Professor Meyers during the Fall '06 term at Valdosta State University .

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