The Growth of the American Labor Movement. Philip Dray: Labor Historian. The Changing American Labor Force. National Labor Union. The National Labor Union ( NLU ) was the first national labor federation in the United States.
The Changing American Labor Force
“Tools” of Management
“Tools” of Labor
The Corporate “Bully-Boys”: PinkertonAgents
Terence V. Powderly
An injury to one is the concern of all!
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.
The American Federation of Labor: 1886
How the AF of L Would Help the Workers
Homestead Steel Strike (1892)
Homestead Steel Works
Union: The Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers
A Pullman porter
Government by injunction!
Conservative Presidents of the Gilded Age turn their backs on labor, using federal power to support big business.
Eugene V. Debs
International Workers of the World (“Wobblies”)
LABOR PARTY OF THE SOCIALISTS
I W W & the Internationale
The Hand That Will Rule the World One Big Union
unions + violence + strikes + socialists + immigrants = anarchists