The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire happened on March 25 1911 in New York City. Over 146 teenage girls dies in the fire. This lead to safety precautions like smoke alarms, doors that open out, and fire extinguishers.
The founder of the K.O.L was named Terence V. Powderly. They fught for better working conditions. One of their tactics was metting secretly with handshakes.
They allowed immigrants, women, african americans, and unskilled laborers.
The American Federation of Labor was founded by Samuel Gompers. They members were mostly skilled white men. They fought for higher wages, shorter hours, and better working conditions. They held violent strikes.
The IWW was a labor union was founded in 1905 by William Haywood and many others. Most types of people were involved. They fought for better working conditions. The IWW held strikes and boycotts. The main result was better working conditions.
The Haymarket Riot happened on May 4th 1886 near Haymarket Square in Chicago. It became one of the most violent strikes in history when someone threw a bomb into the crowd and 8 people died.
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike that happened from May 11th to July 20th 1994. They wanted negotiations. The protesters stopped trains and held strikes.