American Federation of Labor

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How were workers treated unfairly by their laborers in the late 19th century?

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Horizontal integration
Vertical integration
Stock watering
Robber Barron
Captain of industry
Rockefeller
Carnegie
Vanderbilt
Mellon
Gould
Wall Street
Great southwestern railroad strike of 1886
Child labor
Lockout
Rebates
Pool
Trust
Bessemer Process
Yellow dog contracts
Blacklist
Injunction
Black Friday

Doc A. – American Federation Of Labor Doc
S: There is a gap between the rich and the poor. The rich is working and the poor scrounges around to find work. A: This proves that the laborers unfair, because the poor is left out of work and the rich are only getting richer which the poor is getting poorer. Doc B- Homestead Strike

S: A song sung about the corruption of Carnegie’s Mill
A: this proves that laborers were unfair because Carnegie treated his workers poorly Doc C- Knights of labor
S: Unless there is a system to keep wealth in check, the poor will always suffer A: This proves that workers were treated unfairly because they did not get the full payment they should have had because there wasn’t unification on labor. Doc D- Hay market

S: Workers are asking for less work hours, but the labor says no because they can find someone else who doesn’t have a job to replace them A: This proves that the laborers were unwilling to give humane working conditions to the workers on the basis of the people out of a job Doc E- Pullman strike

S: Workers are being crushed between high rent and low wages A: This illustrates that workers were paid little yet were forced to pay high rent under Pullman Doc F- Railway strike
S: Strikers are hurting themselves and the people who want to work A: This proves that there was a disapproval of strikes by president Hayes
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