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Sep 3, 1916 Adamson Act The Adamson Act establishes an 8-hour workday for employees of interstate railroads, with overtime for working longer hours. 1919 Postwar Strike Wave A wave of strikes breaks out after. A lockout at the Homestead Steel Works turns violent as 300 Pinkerton detectives hired by the company arrive at the mills by barge. Workers picketing the plant greet the Pinkerton's with violence and the. The incident stains labor's image and creates turmoil within the movement. Dec 8, 1886 Gompers Founds AFL. In the wake of the Haymarket incident, labor organizer. Samuel Gompers sets up the American Federation of. SlideShare Explore You AP US History PP - Labor Unions. Upcoming SlideShare Loading in 5 Like this presentation? Why not share! Email The new law tilts the playing field significantly in labor's favor, prompting a huge unionization drive throughout the late 1930s. 1937 CIO Splits from AFL The Congress of Industrial Organizations splits from the American.
Jul 27, 1935 Wagner Act President Roosevelt signs into law the National Labor Relations Act, known as the Wagner Act. The law safeguards union organizing efforts and authorizes the National Labor Relations Board to.