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Name one example of an early US Trade Union
How many members did the NLU have by 1868?
This was formed in 1866 by William Sylvis and was dissolved in 1873
What was the private organisation used by employers to break strikes called?
They were established in 1850 and had more employees than the US Army, actions included the Homestead Strike of 1892
What percentage of the US Rail Network was halted by the 1877 Great Railroad Strike?
Over 100 were killed and several million USD ($) of damage was done
What was the union involved in the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892?
It had a membership of 24,000 in 1891
Where was the Homestead Steel Works?
What was the name of the head of the Homestead Steel Works?
He was an appointee of the Andrew Carnegie, owner of the Carnegie Company, which ran the plant.
What percentage wage reduction did Frick desire?
He also wanted to remove 29 members of the AA negotiating team
What was the time (days) given for the demands to be accepted?
After this period the Cargenie Company would refuse to recognise the Union.
How many Pinkertons were employed by Carnegie?
They manned sniper towers and barbed wire fences to hold back the unionists.
What did unemployment (%) rise to by 1933?
It was 3% in 1929
What percentage of the workforce was unionised by 1933?
What was the name of the significant Act passed in 1933 that affected trade unions?
This established the National Recovery Administration (NRA)
How many joint worker and employer codes were made in 1934?
These covered 23 million workers
What important Act was passed in 1935?
Allowed workers to form and join trade unions
What was union membership in 1933?
What was it by 1938?
What was the weekly minimum wage created by the Fair Labor Standards Act?
Passed in 1938; also set a maximum 40 hour week
In what year did the AFL expel members of the CIO from its ranks?
What was trade union membership by 1945?
By what percentage did the number of women in work increase by in WWII?
How many African Americans found jobs in WWII?
These were mainly in the industrial Northern States (e.g. Ohio)
What percentage cost of living increase did the National Labour War Board allow in WWII?
By what percentage was pay boosted in WWII?
How many strikes were there in 1946?
This led to the bringing in of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
How many people took part in these strikes?
Which President introduced the 'New Frontier' policy?
AS a result of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, what % of male pay did females get in 2004?
This was only 62% in 1970
When did AFL and CIO merge?
What was there combined membership?
How much more (%) did union workers get in benefits over their colleagues?
What proportion of the workforce was unionised in 1953?
What percentage of the workforce was unionised in 1960?
What percentage of the workforce was unionised in 1980?
When was the PATCO strike?
Under President Reagan
What does PATCO stand for?
What wage increase did they desire?
How many members were fired?
They were banned from ever working in federal employment again
What percentage of the workforce was unionised by 1992?
How many strikes were there in 1992?
These invloved only 362,000 workers
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