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    The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began on July 7, 1877 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Workers became angry when the company had reduced their wages for the second time within the previous year. “The strikers refused to let the trains run until the most recent pay cut was returned to the employees” (“Great Railroad Strike of 1877”). The decrease in wages was a result of the economy’s recent downfall. According to Joseph Adamczyk, “That year the country was in the

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    aggravated by low pay, bad working conditions, and an abusive system, voted to stop working and strike. The Colorado Coal Strikers of 1913-1914 endured harsh living conditions, disease, and oppression in order to better their lives. To resume work, the Rockefellers, who owned the mines, hired gunmen to compel miners to stop the strike, accept poor lifestyles, and get back to work. One of the major events of this strike was the The Ludlow Massacre, where miners and their families were massacred in a garish

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    On May 11, 1894 a widespread strike lead by railroad workers brought business to a complete cessation; only willing to discontinue until the federal government took unprecedented action to end the strike. The Pullman Strike began “as a peaceful labor protest against a single Chicago employer (54)”, and later ended up “into a national labor boycott of more than twenty railroads and then into a violent confrontation between the federal government, the railroad companies, and American workers (55.)”

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    Industrial relations system in Malaysia functions within the legal framework of the industrial relations act 1967 and the industrial relations regulations act has this to say “An Act to provide for the regulation of the relations between employers and workmen and their trade unions and the prevention and settlement of any differences or disputes arising from their relationship and generally to deal with trade disputes and matters arising therefrom.” [7 August 1967]. The Act is self-contained. It

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    union representatives. Unions can organize strikes, boycotts, go-slows and sit-ins to get employers to consider their proposals. Employee Welfare Unions have successfully fought for better terms and conditions for workers. They represent workers’ interests and have secured a variety of benefits, such as higher wages for unionized employees, work-life balance characterized by reasonable work schedules, job security and protection from arbitrary action by employers. In a September 2012 essay on the

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    Labor strikes are implemented in various ways. Many times, when asked about a labor strike, people associate it with a big group of people standing outside an establishment with picket signs belting out chants or songs. That’s not always the case, though. The 2012 American Airlines pilot strike was one of those instances where it wasn’t a typical strike. Yes, some pilots did stand outside with signs, but the majority of them showed their unhappiness through other various means. In order to show

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    aggravated by low pay, bad working conditions, and an abusive system, voted to stop working and strike. The Colorado Coal Strikers of 1913-1914 endured harsh living conditions, disease, and oppression in order to better their lives. To resume work, the Rockefellers, who owned the mines, hired gunmen to compel miners to stop the strike, accept poor lifestyles, and get back to work. One of the major events of this strike was the The Ludlow Massacre, where miners and their families were massacred in a garish

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    The National Labor Relations act, also known as the Wagner Act was a bill that was brought into law by president Franklin Roosevelt on July 5, 1935. The Wagner Act’s purpose was to give employees and companies the right to participate in safe activity in order to get representation from the union. Also this act had brought the National Labor Relations Board into effect. This is an independent federal agency that administers and interprets the statute and enforces its term. This essay will explore

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    were trying to get better rights and protection, while businesses expected their labor to remain cheap and abundant. The conflict came to a turning point in 1902, with the anthracite coal strike in Pennsylvania. Coal mining was very dirty and extremely dangerous work, and around 140,000 coal miners went on strike and demanded a 20% pay raise plus a decrease in the workday from 10 to 9 hours. The mine owners were very insensitive and told the workers they declined to negotiate with them. Then, with

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    soon evolved in many faculties of the university participating, which led to a weeklong of activities and workshops. This created an open dialogue between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, and sharing of knowledge. This movement involved direct action and the mixing of old and new political participation. The nature of the movement is no-hierarchal, it is participatory and democratic, and a horizontal forms

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    *Pullman Strike *The Pullman Strike was widespread by the United States railroad workers, approximately a quarter-million worker were on strike at the peak and it impacted the expedition the railroad system across the states. The strike between the American Railway Union and George Pullman changed the course of future strikes when President Grover Cleveland ordered federal troops to break up the strikers; its influenced how the federal government and the court system would handle labor issues. The

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    Railroad Strike of 1877 1877 In the late nineteenth century, the railroad industry was booming. But it’s growth was followed by labor arguments, including the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. This strike was the first major rail strike, and it was disputed with enough violence to bring in various state militias. The Strike began when northern railroads cut salaries and wages because they still felt the impact of the Panic of 1873. The cuts were met with strikes and violence, but the railroads fought

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    workers on average about $9 a week. Since many workers were angry about their wages, as a result many went on strike. For this reason, the fatcats hired Deputy Sheriffs to stop the strikes. On January 20, 1915 the “New York Times” stated that there was a strike in Liebig Plant in Carteret NJ. 1 Killed and 20 shot during this strike. There was a youngster named Stephen Dodd at the strike which showed that there was no child labor laws back then and how even the children had to work because their

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    the nationwide effort in the General Textile Strike overall was not a success, it did set a precedent for laws to be passed to forever change the workforce that are still enforced in today’s society. In 1929, when the United States entered the war, there was a significant decrease of

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    The 1970 Postal Strike In 1970 the postal strike was an action that crippled America’s mail delivery system. When the postal workers initiated the strike it hindered communication on a number of levels and impacted more than the angered post-office employees. The postal stoppage made history and placed a monumental strain on daily operations for society. During this time the mail delivery function was a key component of communication for the entire nation. At this time there were limited resources

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    Rise of Labor Unions and Strikes Labor Unions were never made up of more than two percent of total labor force, or more than ten percent of industrial workers. The workers viewed Unions in a radical and foreign way because they were new in America. Once the employees started to revive harsh treatment from the Unions, they began opposing them. The early unions often represented skilled workers in local areas but as time went on that changed. In 1866, William H. Sylvis, a Pennsylvania

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    The labor movement gradualy gained strength, culminating in the 1894 strike by railway workers against Pullman Company. The strike was finally broken by a court order and intervention by the troops. Achievements and failures of the labor movement of the post Civil War period: The major criticism of the labor movement is found in these few areas : 1

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    France, and Germany began looking to Africa for natural resources for their growing industrial sectors as well as a potential market for the goods these factories produced.” The European nations were unconcerned with the cultural consequences of their actions in Africa. They were only focused on improving their economies through Africa 's resources and consumer market. This treatment caused Africa to suffer due to their lack of independence. Africa continued to suffer over time reaching to modern times

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    The term labour relations, refers to the system in which employers, employees and their representatives (management) and, the government who all interact and work together directly and indirectly to set the ground rules for working relationships inside and organization. labour relations has its roots stemming from the industrial revolution, where we saw the emergence of trade unions to represent workers and their rights. A labour relations system reflects the interaction between the main actors in

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    Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, the owners of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, should have been held accountable for the 146 deaths on that Saturday afternoon. They shared a similar story; both had immigrated from Russia to the United States in the early 1890s and entered the garment industry. After a decade, they met and entered a partnership that would capitalize from Harris’ experience from being a tailor and Blanck’s business sense. When they opened up the Triangle Factory, the shirtwaist became

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