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Working Conditions in the Late 1700 Tha Led to Reform Working Conditions

By bintabarryk Apr 06, 2011 421 Words
Binta Barry

HR as the Vanguard of Employee Governance , Assignment 1-3

HRM402/ Module1 / 30/06/11

Key Events in the History of Workers in United States

|Key Event |Rationale for Selecting as a Key Event | |Pre-Industrial Period | |1. | | |2. |Black women received half the wages the white women earned" (46-47). These| |Racial division of labor |statements about the tobacco industry describe the condition of many | | |African-Americans, especially those living in the south and west | |3. |Carpenters in Boston were the first to stage a strike for the 10-hour | |27 April 1825 |work-day. | | | | |Industrial Period | |1. |This practice is considered exploitative by many international | | |organizations and is illegal in many countries. Child labor was utilized | | |to varying extents through most of history, but entered public dispute | |Child labor |with the advent of universal schooling, with changes in working conditions| | |during the industrial revolution, and with the emergence of the concepts | | |of workers and children's rights. | |2.IWW |The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an | | |international union. At its peak in 1923, the organization claimed some | | |100,000 members in good standing, and could marshal the support of perhaps| | |300,000 workers. Its membership declined dramatically after a 1924 split | | |brought on by internal conflict. IWW membership does not require that one | | |work in a represented workplace, nor does it exclude membership in another| | |labor union. | |3. |enacted in 1935 as part of the New Deal legislation, guarantees workers | |The National labor Relation Act |the right to form unions and engage in collective bargaining. This | | |legislation and its subsequent amendments are also key elements of U.S. | | |labor law. | | | | |Big Government Period | |1. |Under the leadership of Sergeant Shriver, was charged not just with | | |helping prepare the poor for productive work, but also with involving the | |OEO |poor in finding their own lot | |2. |After the rioting by young African American in the Watts neighborhood of | | |Los Angeles in 1965, the Johnson administration felt a more urgent need to| |Conflict with the Trade Union |address the problem of joblessness among the black urban population. | |3. |It forced historians to pay more attention to factors such as race, class | | |ethnicity | |Great Upheaval | |

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labor ( [pic]2011). In Compton's by Britannica. Retrieved from http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-203534/labor

labor (2011) Retrieved from http:Virginia.edu

|Key Event |Rationale for Selecting as a Key Event | |New Frontier/Great Society Period | |1. | | | | | | | | |2. | | | | | | | | |3. | | | | | | | | |Contemporary Period | |1. | | | | | | | | |2. | | | | | | | | |3. | | | | | | | |

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