What factors encouraged unionization and what factors led to...?
What factors encouraged unionization and what factors led to...? the ultimate lack of success of the union movement during the period 1877 to 1900?
-Bad working conditions, low wages, long hours.
-lack of success-not organized? (not too sure about this one)
I need more things, or expansion on what i stated.
I usually pay attention in history class, but this topic was too boring.
THank you so much in advance!
What a great question the bloody building of America
I'm a retired union member. Unions came to be to fight the conditions you mentioned. Companies fought this tooth and nail because they didn't care to change the working conditions. They spent years trying to destroy unions if you start looking with Reagan and the air traffic controllers on forward you can see many unions have been busted. They spread false information that unions are all responsible for business problems, which just isn't true. That remark is going to set off people but they don't know the truth Unions were responsible for getting wages and working conditions. Again over the past 25 years like it or not people Republicans controlled not only the White house but both houses and they took care of big business and you are now paying the price for their greed. In fact they want us to pay for their mistakes. If you pay attention their screaming their heads off because the Democratic have the power to stop this nonsense and over the years blame the Democrats for being big spenders, this says different
http://www.lafn.org/gvdc/Natl_Debt_Chart.html . How much money was spent on infrastructure and what they call main street. not much now They scream socialism because the Democrats want to spend it on America. Ok I ranted on long enough back to Unions I'll find stories about Companies, unions and strikes to get a fair deal.
http://books.google.com/books?id=2Za8lifq1mYC&pg=PA550&lpg=PA550&dq=la bour+movement+of+the+20%27s&source=web&ots=T4MTp5K8r_&sig=w9Sd-gG5SmQW 9IEN6nBERUOuHw0&hl=en&ei=HSqaSfSoKIKOsQOcsYR4&sa=X&oi=book_result&resn um=9&ct=result
It's a lot of reading but gives you a view of what is going on between labor, business and Politicians. It's a big part of history that has often been misrepresented. Find the bloody strikes and the people who died for fair play.