Labor Unions Fight Back Storyboard

Labor Unions Fight Back Storyboard
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It was the year 1828 and the rights of workers got worse.

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  • The workingmen's party of the united states was formed to help get more money and safer conditions for workers, to get education for their kids, and shorter work hours.
  • Seems that workingmen who were immigrants or white were allowed to join. Strangely a women was allowed to join and be the leader. There was no evidence of African Americans but it was 1832 and slavery had yet to be abolished.
  • There were multiple leaders including, Thomas Skidmore, Miss Frances Wright, Robert Dale Owen, and George H. Evans. Some of the leaders tried to get involved in government to accomplish their goals for the working men.
  • The Workingmen's Party of the United States represented Machinists, Carpenters, Brassfinders, Whitesmiths, Painters,etc.
  • The working men went on strike to attempt to gain rights for themselves, but they didn't start the strike they joined the strike.
  • The strike didn't do anything for their cause, but it helped them gain enough popularity to earn 5 out of 7 seats in the Kentucky state legislature, which they could have used as influence, but failed to do so.
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