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REDRAWING SOCIAL BOUNDARIES: 1890-1900 I. LABOR ORGANIZING a. GREAT STRIKE OF 1877 b. LABOR ORGANIZATIONS i. KNIGHTS OF LABOR Terence Powderly. A corporative common wealth. ii. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR (AFL) Focused on skilled workers. Unskilled women and AA were ecluded. c. CONFLICT i. HAYMARKET AFFAIR1886 Dropped interest in the Knights of Labor ii. HOMESTEAD STRIKE 1892 culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892. It was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history . The dispute occurred in the Pittsburgh -area town of Homestead, Pennsylvania , between the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (the AA) and the Carnegie Steel Company . The final result was a major defeat for the union,
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Unformatted text preview: and a setback for efforts to unionize steelworkers. iii.PULLMAN STRIKE 1894 iv.INFORMATION NETWORK d. INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (IWW) Most radical labor union. Accepted everyone. Protest songs became popular culture. is an international union . At its peak in 1923, the organization claimed some 100,000 members in good standing, and could marshal the support of perhaps 300,000 workers. IWW membership does not require that one work in a represented workplace, nor does it exclude membership in another labor union. The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished. II. JIM CROW a. PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW...
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2011 for the course HIST 103H taught by Professor Kanogo during the Summer '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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