139 relations: AFL–CIO, Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Teachers, Associated Actors and Artistes of America, Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union, Baltimore, Boot and Shoe Workers' Union, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, Chicago Federation of Labor, Chinese Exclusion Act, Cigar Makers' International Union, Cincinnati, Civilian Conservation Corps, Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, Collective bargaining, Columbus, Ohio, Commercial Telegraphers Union of America, Competition law, Congress of Industrial Organizations, Craft unionism, Democratic Party (United States), Detroit, Directly Affiliated Local Union, Dual unionism, Duplex Printing Press Co. v. Deering, Emergency Quota Act, Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Meany, Granite Cutters' International Association, Great Depression, Great Depression in the United States, Grover Cleveland, Herbert Hoover, History of the United States Democratic Party, Immigration Act of 1924, Industrial unionism, Industrial Workers of the World, Injunction, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Association of Fire Fighters, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, ..., International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, International Longshoremen's Association, International Molders and Foundry Workers Union of North America, International Photo-Engravers Union of North America, International Seamen's Union, International Typographical Union, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Union of Elevator Constructors, International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, John L. Lewis, John McBride (labor leader), Knights of Labor, Labor federation competition in the United States, Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, Labor unions in the United States, Laborers' International Union of North America, Lockout (industry), Magna Carta, Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, Meat packing industry, Metal Trades Department, AFL–CIO, Milwaukee, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Civic Federation, National Federation of Federal Employees, National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, National Labor Relations Act of 1935, National Labor Relations Board, Nativism (politics), New Deal, North America's Building Trades Unions, Office and Professional Employees International Union, Open shop, Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, Order of Railroad Telegraphers, Order of Sleeping Car Conductors, P. H. McCarthy, Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union, Peter J. McGuire, Philadelphia, Picketing, Political Repression in Modern America, Pragmatism, Press agent, Pullman Strike, Quarry Workers' International Union of North America, Railway Mail Association, Republican Party (United States), Robert M. La Follette, Samuel Gompers, San Francisco, Service Employees International Union, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Socialism, Socialist Party of America, Solidarity action, Stage management, Strike action, Strikebreaker, Supreme Court of the United States, Switchmen's Union of North America, Terence V. Powderly, Texas State Federation of Labor, Textile Workers Union of America, The Fur Worker, Tobacco Workers International Union, Trade association, Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, Transportation Communications International Union, United Association, United Automobile Workers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, United Garment Workers of America, United Hatters of North America, United Mine Workers, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, University of Illinois Press, Western Federation of Miners, William Green (U.S. labor leader), Women's Trade Union League, Workers' compensation, Yellow-dog contract. Expand index (89 more) » « Shrink index
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the largest federation of unions in the United States.
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (commonly known as the AA) was an American labor union formed in 1876 to represent iron and steel workers.
The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) was a United States labor union known for its support for "social unionism" and progressive political causes.
The Amalgamated Lithographers of America (ALA) is a labor union formed in 1915 to conduct collective bargaining on behalf of workers in the craft of lithography.
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) is a labor organization in the United States and Canada that represents employees in the public transit industry.
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM/AFofM) is a 501(c)(5) labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the largest trade union of public employees in the United States.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is an American labor union that primarily represents teachers.
The Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As), established in 1919, is the federation of trade unions for performing artists in the United States.
The Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers (ATPAM) is an American union organization for press agents and managers in the theatrical profession.
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union (BCTGM) is a labor union in the United States and Canada primarily representing workers in the food processing industry.
Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.
The Boot and Shoe Workers' Union was a North American trade union of workers in the footwear manufacturing industry which was established in 1895.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) is a labor union in the United States.
The Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) is an umbrella organization for unions in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
The Journeymen Cigar Makers' International Union of America (CMIU) was a labor union established in 1864 that represented workers in the cigar industry.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men.
The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 (codified at), was a part of United States antitrust law with the goal of adding further substance to the U.S. antitrust law regime; the Clayton Act sought to prevent anticompetitive practices in their incipiency.
Collective bargaining is a process of negotiation between employers and a group of employees aimed at agreements to regulate working salaries, working conditions, benefits, and other aspects of workers' compensation and rights for workers.
Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in Ohio.
The Commercial Telegraphers Union of America (CTUA) was a United States labor union formed to promote the interests of commercial telegraph operators.
Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.
The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was a federation of unions that organized workers in industrial unions in the United States and Canada from 1935 to 1955.
Craft unionism refers to a model of trade unionism in which workers are organised based on the particular craft or trade in which they work.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
A Directly Affiliated Local Union (DALU) is a U.S. labor union that belongs to the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) but is not a national union and is not entitled to the same rights and privileges within the Federation as national affiliates.
Dual unionism is the development of a union or political organization parallel to and within an existing labor union.
Duplex Printing Press Co.
The Emergency Quota Act, also known as the Emergency Immigration Act of 1921, the Immigration Restriction Act of 1921, the Per Centum Law, and the Johnson Quota Act (ch. 8, of May 19, 1921) restricted immigration into the United States.
The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada (FOTLU) was a federation of labor unions created on November 15, 1881, at Turner Hall in Pittsburgh.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
William George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor union leader for 57 years.
The Granite Cutters' International Association of America was a trade union founded in March 1877 near Rockland, Maine, USA.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889 and 1893–1897).
Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression.
The Democratic Party is the oldest voter-based political party in the world and the oldest existing political party in the United States, tracing its heritage back to the anti-Federalists and the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican Party of the 1790s.
The Immigration Act of 1924, or Johnson–Reed Act, including the National Origins Act, and Asian Exclusion Act, was a United States federal law that set quotas on the number of immigrants from certain countries while providing funding and an enforcement mechanism to carry out the longstanding (but hitherto unenforced) ban on other non-white immigrants.
Industrial unionism is a labour union organizing method through which all workers in the same industry are organized into the same union—regardless of skill or trade—thus giving workers in one industry, or in all industries, more leverage in bargaining and in strike situations.
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed "Wobblies", is an international labor union that was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.
An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 140,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows.
The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers is a union in the United States and Canada, which represents, trains and protects primarily construction workers, as well as shipbuilding and metal fabrication employees.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is a labor union representing professional fire fighters and emergency medical services personnel in the United States and Canada.
The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (AWIU or Insulators) is a trade union in the United States and Canada, founded in 1903.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is an AFL-CIO/CLC trade union representing approx.
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers is a trade union in the United States and Canada.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union that represents nearly 750,000 workers and retirees in the electrical industry in the United States, Canada, Panama, Guam, and several Caribbean island nations; particularly electricians, or inside wiremen, in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public utilities.
The International Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen (IBSF) was an American trade union established in 1898 and affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AF of L).
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is a labor union in the United States and Canada.
The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) was once one of the largest labor unions in the United States, one of the first U.S. unions to have a primarily female membership, and a key player in the labor history of the 1920s and 1930s.
The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) is a labor union representing longshore workers along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, and inland waterways.
International Molders and Foundry Workers Union of North America was an affiliated trade union of the AFL-CIO.
International Photo-Engravers' Union of North America (IPEU) was a labor union formed in 1904 to represent halftone photoengravers in the printing industry.
The International Seamen's Union (ISU) was an American maritime trade union which operated from 1892 until 1937.
The International Typographical Union (ITU) was a US trade union for the printing trade for newspapers and other media.
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) is a labor union in the United States and Canada which represents bricklayers, restoration specialists, pointers/cleaners/caulkers, stonemasons, marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo mechanics, and tile, marble and terrazzo finishers.
The International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) is a trade union in the United States and Canada that represents members who construct, modernize, repair, and service elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other conveyances.
The International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers played an important role in the protection of workers and in desegregation efforts beginning in 1916 when the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) changed its name to International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW), also known as Mine Mill.
The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union within the United States-based AFL-CIO representing primarily construction workers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, and stationary engineers (also called operating engineers or power engineers) who maintain heating and other systems in buildings and industrial complexes, in the United States and Canada.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) is a union representing about 100,000 painters, glaziers, wall coverers, flooring installers, convention and trade show decorators, glassworkers, sign and display workers, asbestos worker/hazmat technician and drywall finishers in the United States and Canada.
John Llewellyn Lewis (February 12, 1880 – June 11, 1969) was an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960.
John McBride (1854 – October 9, 1917) was an American labor union leader.
Knights of Labor (K of L), officially Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor, was the largest and one of the most important American labor organizations of the 1880s.
Labor federation competition in the U.S. is a history of the labor movement, considering U.S. labor organizations and federations that have been regional, national, or international in scope, and that have united organizations of disparate groups of workers.
The Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, better known as the Taft–Hartley Act, (80 H.R. 3020) is a United States federal law that restricts the activities and power of labor unions.
Labor unions in the United States are organizations that represent workers in many industries recognized under US labor law.
The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA, often shortened to just the Laborers' Union) is an American and Canadian labor union formed in 1903, which seeks to advance the rights and interests of its members.
A lockout is a temporary work stoppage or denial of employment initiated by the management of a company during a labor dispute.
Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), commonly called Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; "Great Charter"), is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.
The Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) is the oldest maritime trade union in the United States still currently in existence, established in 1875.
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan (January 8, 1864 – January 18, 1943), was an organizer in the early U.S. labor movement.
The meat packing industry handles the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep and other livestock.
Metal Trades Department of the AFL-CIO is a trade department of the AFL-CIO.
Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is an American labor union, representing non-rural letter carriers employed by the United States Postal Service.
The National Civic Federation (NCF) was an American economic organization founded in 1900 which brought together chosen representatives of big business and organized labor, as well as consumer advocates in an attempt to ameliorate labor disputes.
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is an American labor union which represents about 100,000 public employees in the federal government.
The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) was a US labor law and consumer law passed by the US Congress to authorize the President to regulate industry for fair wages and prices that would stimulate economic recovery.
The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (49 Stat. 449) (also known as the Wagner Act after New York Senator Robert F. Wagner) is a foundational statute of United States labor law which guarantees basic rights of private sector employees to organize into trade unions, engage in collective bargaining for better terms and conditions at work, and take collective action including strike if necessary.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent US government agency with responsibilities for enforcing US labor law in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices.
Nativism is the political policy of promoting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression.
North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) is a labor federation of 14 North American unions in the building trade, founded by the American Federation of Labor in 1907.
The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) is a trade union in the United States representing approximately 104,000 white-collar working people in the public and private sector.
An open shop is a place of employment at which one is not required to join or financially support a union (closed shop) as a condition of hiring or continued employment.
The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada (OPCMIA) is a trade union of plasterers and cement masons in the construction industry in the United States and Canada.
The Order of Railroad Telegraphers (ORT) was a United States labor union established in the late nineteenth century to promote the interests of telegraph operators working for the railroads.
The Order of Sleeping Car Conductors (OSCC) was an labor union that represented white sleeping car conductors in the United States and Canada between 1918 and 1942, when it merged with the Order of Railway Conductors.
Patrick Henry McCarthy (March 17, 1863 – July 1, 1933), generally known as P.H. McCarthy and sometimes, more jocularly, as "Pinhead", was an influential labor leader in San Francisco and the 29th Mayor of the City from 1910 to 1912.
The Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union (PACE) was an international union that represented workers in the United States and Canada.
Peter J. McGuire (July 6, 1852 – February 18, 1906) was an American labor leader of the nineteenth century.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Picketing is a form of protest in which people (called picketers) congregate outside a place of work or location where an event is taking place.
Political Repression in Modern America from 1870 to 1976 is a historical account of significant civil liberties violations concerning American political dissidents since 1870a date demarcating the close of the Civil War decade and the development of the modern American industrial state.
Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the United States around 1870.
A press agent, or flack, is a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving public relations.
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States that lasted from May 11 to July 20, 1894, and a turning point for US labor law.
The Quarry Workers' International Union of North America was a trade union with its headquarters in Barre, Vermont.
The Railway Mail Association (RMA) was originally The National Association of Railway Postal Clerks when chartered under the laws of New Hampshire in 1898 as a fraternal beneficiary association.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. (June 14, 1855June 18, 1925) was an American lawyer and politician.
Samuel Gompers (January 27, 1850December 13, 1924) was an English-born American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a labor union representing almost 1.9 million workers in over 100 occupations in the United States and Canada.
The Sheet Metal Workers' International Association was a trade union of skilled metal workers who perform architectural sheet metal work, fabricate and install heating and air conditioning work, shipbuilding, appliance construction, heater and boiler construction, precision and specialty parts manufacture, and a variety of other jobs involving sheet metal.
Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production as well as the political theories and movements associated with them.
The Socialist Party of America (SPA) was a multi-tendency democratic socialist and social democratic political party in the United States formed in 1901 by a merger between the three-year-old Social Democratic Party of America and disaffected elements of the Socialist Labor Party of America which had split from the main organization in 1899.
Solidarity action (also known as secondary action, a secondary boycott, or a sympathy strike) is industrial action by a trade union in support of a strike initiated by workers in a separate corporation, but often the same enterprise, group of companies, or connected firm.
Stage management is a broad field that is generally defined as the practice of organization and coordination of an event or theatrical production.
Strike action, also called labor strike, labour strike, or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work.
A strikebreaker (sometimes derogatorily called a scab, blackleg, or knobstick) is a person who works despite an ongoing strike.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
The Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA) was a labor union formed in October 1894 that represented the track switch operators and people who coupled railway cars in railway yards in the United States and Canada.
Terence Vincent Powderly (January 22, 1849 – June 24, 1924) was an American labor union leader, politician and attorney, best known as head of the Knights of Labor in the late 1880s.
The Texas State Federation of Labor (TSFL) was the Texas affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL).
The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939 and merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America to become the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) in 1976.
The Fur Worker was a fortnightly labor journal published by the International Fur Workers' Union of the United States and Canada from Long Island, New York, the United States.
The Tobacco Workers International Union, founded in 1895, fought to end the use of child labor in the tobacco industry, and to improve working conditions.
A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.
The Trades and Labour Congress of Canada was a Canada-wide central federation of trade unions from 1883 to 1956.
The Transportation Communications International Union (TCU) is the successor to the union formerly known as the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and includes within it many other organizations, including the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, that have merged with it since 1969.
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA or United Association) is a labor union which represents workers in the plumbing and pipefitting industries in the United States and Canada.
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Automobile Workers (UAW), is an American labor union that represents workers in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada.
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America often simply, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) was formed in 1881 by Peter J. McGuire and Gustav Luebkert.
The United Garment Workers of America (UGW or UGWA) was a United States labor union which existed between 1891 and 1994.
The United Hatters of North America (UHU) was a labor union representing hat makers, headquartered in the United States.
The United Mine Workers of America (UMW or UMWA) is a North American labor union best known for representing coal miners.
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is a union of roofers and waterproofing personnel, headquartered in Washington, D.C..
The University of Illinois Press (UIP) is a major American university press and is part of the University of Illinois system.
The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) was a radical labor union that gained a reputation for militancy in the mines of the western United States and British Columbia.
William B. Green (March 3, 1873 – November 21, 1952) was an American trade union leader.
The Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) was a U.S. organization of both working class and more well-off women formed in 1903 to support the efforts of women to organize labor unions and to eliminate sweatshop conditions.
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue their employer for the tort of negligence.
A yellow-dog contract (a yellow-dog clause of a contract, or an ironclad oath) is an agreement between an employer and an employee in which the employee agrees, as a condition of employment, not to be a member of a labor union.