Industrialization and Labor 1860-1900. The profits of the Post-Bellum Industrial Revolution went to a small elite of businessmen The gap between rich and poor was widening, as the wealth was being concentrated in the hands of a few.
It’s industrial demands included: men or women, “except for lawyers, bankers, liquor dealers, and professional gamblers”.
- the creation of cooperatives
- the imposition of an income tax
- government ownership / nationalization of railroad and telegraph lines (Socialistic)
The Industrial Workers of the World. (IWW) (Wobblies) purpose of the AFL, he said, was simply to secure for labor a greater share of capitalism's material rewards.
Important Strikes only 60,000, had decreased to a few hundred, and the Union disbanded.