Unformatted text preview: 2. Embraced only a small minority of all workingpeople – 3% ii. Was non-political, but it did attempt to persuade members to reward friends and punish foes at the polls iii. From 1881-1900, they had over 23,000 strikes, involving over 6.5 million workers, and with a total loss to both employers and employees of $450 million iv. Strikers won half their strikes d. Attitudes Toward Labor Change i. Public was beginning to concede the right of workers to organize, bargain collectively, and to strike ii. Labor Day was made a legal holiday by an act of Congress in 1894 iii. Some industrialists saw the advantage of avoiding costly economic warfare by bargaining with the unions iv. Most employers continued to fight organized labor...
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