Lessons for Labor Unions

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  • 2.1 Growth and transformation: The United States in the Gilded Age - … with foreign business organizations, and to drive hard bargains with labor, which was beginning to organize effectively. They could also exact … amalgamation extended to other fields, particularly transportation and communications. Western Union, dominant in telegraphy, was followed by the Bell Telephone System …
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. | Civil Rights Leader - … , restaurants, hotels, parks, and playgrounds. It also outlawed discrimination by unions and employers, the latter provision enforced by the establishment of … Memphis, Tennessee, after delivering a speech in support of a labor strike. His death sparked riots across the country. King's …
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  • FDR: New Deal Programs - … the initiatives he championed were those that addressed farming, banking, labor/management issues, housing, and public welfare. This array of initiatives … the Wagner Act, which guaranteed the right of workers to unionize and to bargain collectively; the Social Security Act, a social …
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  • Eleanor Roosevelt | First Lady, Diplomat, and Activist - … member of Women's Trade Union League; Roosevelt was pivotal in advocating for the abolition of child labor, as well as a …
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