Laborandfreedom - 9/21/11 Labor and freedom II. Organizing...

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9/21/11 Labor and freedom How have workers responded to technological changes in how their work is organized? They have organized themselves.
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9/21/11 Labor and freedom I. Mass production industries II. Organizing meat III. Institutionalizing labor organization
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9/21/11 Labor and freedom I. Mass production industries A. Assembly-line -- Henry Ford and the Model-T -- the assembly line, 1913 -- rendering plant in reverse -- the industrial consumer -- $5/day, 8 hour day (1914) -- Ford’s Sociology Department
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9/21/11 Labor and freedom I. Mass production industries B. Rendering plant -- the center: Chicago -- the belt -- William Cronon
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9/21/11 Labor and freedom II. Organizing meat A. The background -- meat and mass-production -- William Z. Foster (1881-1966) -- 1917 -- multi-racial, multi-national work force -- industrial unionism -- the solidarity of labor -- an injury to one is an injury to all -- the longer the picket line, the shorter the strike
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Unformatted text preview: 9/21/11 Labor and freedom II. Organizing Meat B. The progression-- Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee (PWOC) 1937-1943 -- stockyards & packinghouses-- key contracts of the 1940s: Armor, Cudahy, Wilson, Swift-- Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher 9/21/11 Labor and freedom III. Institutionalizing labor organization A. Organizations-- International Workers of the World (IWW), 1905-- American Federation of Labor (AFL), 1886-- Railroad Brotherhood – assorted dates-- Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO), 1932-- Trade Union Educational League (TUEL), 1920 9/21/11 Labor and freedom III. Institutionalizing labor organization B. Legislation-- Adamson Act, 1916: 8-hr day/railroads-- Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938-- Contract Work Hours Standards Act, 1962-- National Labor Relations Act, 1935...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course HSCI 1715 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '11 term at University of Minnesota Crookston.

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