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Vocabulary #14


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A building in which several families rent rooms or apartments, often with little sanitation or safety
Industrial Revolution
Series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods
Transcontinental Railroad
Railroad connecting the west and east coasts of the continental US
Labor Union
An organization of workers that tries to improve working conditions, wages, and benefits for its members
Collective Bargaining
Process by which a union representing a group of workers negotiates with management for a contract
Sherman Antitrust Act
1890 a law that made it illegal to create monopolies or trusts that restrained free trade
Knights of Labor
A labor union that included workers of any trade, skilled or unskilled
American Federation of Labor
Union for skilled workers, wanted 8 hours workday, created by Samuel Gompers
Industrial Workers of the World
An international industrial labor union, considered radical by many, that was organized in Chicago
Samuel Gompers
Organizer and president of American Federation of Labor, a craft union for skilled workers; stressed issues such as wages and hours
Eugene Debs
Led the Pullman strike and founded the American Railway Union
A set of rules or laws designed to control business behavior
The action of spending funds or the amount of money spent
Labor Strike
A work stoppage; the concerted refusal of employees to perform work that their employer has assigned to them
To withhold or take away something