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Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States

Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
Industrialization & Urbanization - The Labor Movement in the United States
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This is a 34 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization -The Labor Movement in the United States Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

The origins of the labor movement occurred in the formative years of the American nation, when a free wage-labor market emerged in the artisan trades late in the colonial period. The earliest recorded strike occurred in 1768 when New York journeymen tailors protested a wage reduction. The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers.

For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. The labor movement led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired.

In the 19th century, trade unionism was mainly a movement of skilled workers. Industrial workers played little part in the early trade union development. The early labor movement was inspired by more than the immediate job interest of its craft members. The movement harbored a conception of the just society, deriving from the Ricardian labor theory of value and from the republican ideals of the American Revolution, which fostered social equality, celebrated honest labor, and relied on an independent, virtuous citizenship.

Between 1975 and 1985, union membership fell by 5 million. In manufacturing, the unionized portion of the labor force dropped below 25%, while mining and construction, once labor’s flagship industries, were decimated. Only in the public sector did the unions hold their own. By the end of the 1980s, less than 17% of American workers were organized, half the proportion of the early 1950s.

Organized labor is today much more diverse and broadly based: 40% of its members are white-collar workers, 30% are women, 14.5% who are black signify a greater representation than in the general population and a greater rate of participation than by white workers.

The presentation covers the following:

Origins
Seeds of Growth
FSJC
Structural Elements of Unions
Early Labor Movement
Two Classes Emerge
Goals of Cooperation
Cooperation Erodes
Break from the Past
AFL Policy Statement
Technological Changes
Racial & Sexists Issues
Equality & Segregation
Labor Movement Struggles
Political Relationships
Labor’s Bill of Grievances
Entry Into Politics
Labor Learns it’s Lesson
Herbert Hoover
The Great Depression
The CIO
Democrat Party Support
Political Clout
AFL-CIO
Some Were Left Out
Civil Rights Movement
Labors Weakening Position
Union Membership Decimated
Today’s Labor Diversity
End of Presentation

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