Articles related to labor unions
The Conservative Case Against Teachers Unions
When labor unions first began forming they existed for good reasons: To protect workers against brutal employers who abused laborers, refused adequate ...
Women and Unions - Early Efforts - Lowell Mill Girls Organize
In 1844, Lowell Mill factory workers organized the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association (LFLRA) to press for better pay and working conditions.
Women and Unions: Late 19th Century Labor ... - Women's History
The leader of the laundryworkers' union, Kate Mullaney, went on to become assistant secretary of the National Labor Union. The Collar Laundry Union dissolved ...
About the Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) - Women's History
In the early 20th century, labor union organizers and wealthy supporters joined together to support women's unions and to improve working conditions for ...
History of the American Labor Movement - Economics - About.com
In this environment, labor unions gradually developed clout. Eventually, they won substantial improvements in working conditions. They also changed American ...
Women and Labor Unions - Trade Union Organizers - Strikes
Women's trade unions, women in unions, the impact of unions on women and women on unions, and key women labor leaders.
States Ranked by Labor Union Representation - Liberal Politics
Top 20 states with workers represented by labor unions, and including state unemployment rates.
Profile of the AFL-CIO, Largest U.S. Labor Union ... - Liberal Politics
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (" AFL-CIO") is the largest federation of U.S. labor unions, with 57 member unions ...
Haymarket Riot | 1886 Labor Incident in Chicago
The Haymarket Riot was ignited by an anarchist bombing, and set back the American labor union for years.
Labor Songs - Essential Folk Music Labor Songs
Folk music has a long relationship with labor struggles, and particularly labor unions. From the Baptist hymns adapted by song leaders and agitators like Joe Hill ...