The Dark History of Labor Day that No One will tell You !!Sep 04, 2023
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer for many Americans—maybe you're planning a trip to a favorite lakeside town or inviting your neighbors over for a Labor Day barbecue, but why do we celebrate? on Labor Day according to the Department of Labor website? Labor Day is described. As a creation of the
labormovement and is a dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers, this particular description is by no means exhaustive in explaining the full nature of this particular American fulfillment. Labor Day is far from over and its
historyis dramatically complicated. and in reality, the beginning of Labor Day was a political move by President Grover Cleveland to pacify angry unions in 1894.
The foundation of Labor Day has been rewritten and the Antiquities of Labor have been ignored Morgan Reynolds writes that unions were known to be secret societies with oaths and secret unionists involved in threats of intimidation, vandalism and violence, especially against uncooperative workers, denounced as subhuman scabs and black legs, private property, freedom of contract, competition and freedom of movement between occupations , concepts were celebrated, but the Department of Labor must have forgotten everything that unfortunately Labor Day was not an act of appeasement and that President Cleveland genuinely wants to recognize the social and economic achievements of the
labormovement by saying that the achievements should be easy to find is not entirely accurate because such achievements were largely imaginary in 1894.
The decades after the American Civil War were a time of great change in the United States during the second half of the 19th century, working conditions in the Railroads, mines, mills and factories were among the worst in American
historywhen ventilation, long hours, low wages, unsafe conditions and child labor were just some of the workers' concerns. The class A labor movement began due to poor working conditions at the time it was at the height of the Industrial Revolution and it is not uncommon for employees to regularly work more than 80 hours a week, the five-day week and 40 hours that most Americans are familiar with. today did not become commonplace until the 1940s, unions began to gain popularity as American workers demanded better conditions, higher wages, and fewer strike hours and protests such as the Haymarket Riots in Chicago in 1886, which resulted in the death of seven police officers and four civilians. showed that something needed to be done in the late 19th century American workers began demanding eight-hour work days at this time in history employees did not automatically benefit from safe working conditions Fair hiring firing or grievance procedures workers did not have workers united and formed unions, but even the unions were tarnished by the corruption and racism that prevailed in American unions due to the practice of excluding African Americans, Chinese , Mexicans, Catholics and immigrants from parts of Europe, native Protestants, is a label that northern white men gave to distinguish themselves from white immigrants and to indicate that they were born and raised in the United States, since for African Americans after the Civil War many migrated to the North in search of low-school and factory jobs and the railroad industry provided many job opportunities for African Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but native Protestants saw the influx of African American workers as a threat and feared to steal jobs because they
willbe forced to work longer hours for lower wages, so many of these white men joined or formed associations that constitutionally banned not only African Americans but also Catholics and other minorities Smith is where is That union representative is 20 minutes late?
I don't know sir, they haven't seen him since he promised to clean up the Union, wow, what the hell African. -American workers were forced to form their own unions, such as Pullman Porters. Many incidents led to the establishment of this party during the 1880s. Workers' strikes were repeated in May 1886. Growing problems between workers and management broke out. The labor movement had set May 1 as the date they wanted the industries they worked for to meet their demands, their rallying cry was an eight-hour day without pain breaks on May 3 of that year in Chicago. , a peaceful strike turned violent and police opened fire on the crowd, killing two strikers.
The following night, in Chicago's Haymarket Square, the violence escalated exponentially into a riot that left several police officers dead and other workers murdered. Union Aid protesters were arrested for killing police officers. Seven of the men were sentenced to death. The war was hanged and one committed suicide before. Upon his hanging six years later, the governor of Illinois pardoned the three remaining men, calling them victims of hysteria. A crowded jury and a biased judge. The national and international reaction to what became known as the Haymarket massacre and the resulting trial led to May Day becoming International Labor Day. in 1890 celebrated around the world, we
willtake on that greedy union and get our dental plan back after the Haymarket massacre that caused the depression.
Chicago industrialist George Pullman cut more than 30 percent of his workforce, laying off hundreds of employees and cutting the wages of many of the remaining workers, and refused to reduce rent or rates for stores in the city of Chicago. His company's Pullman Illinois, where his workers worked and rented accommodations, well, let's look at the contractor's sales, the profits, the green cookie on St. Patrick's Day, oh, that's right. It used to be like that Smith no, it didn't used to be like that at all, come on, break those items, take out those pockets, atoms one, two, three, four, six of them, take whoever can't treat to The Working.
Man, this way one day we'll form a union and get the fair and equitable treatment we deserve if only we'd listened to that kid instead of shoving him into the abandoned Coca-Cola oven. Angry and financially distressed employees staged a strike in May 1894. The American Railroad Union boycotted all trains that used Pullman cars for support. This Pullman strike was powerful because it basically shut down rail traffic and commerce in 27 states, from Chicago to the West Coast, companies were forced to ask the federal government to end the strike so as not to lose too much money it was then when President Grover Cleveland responded by ordering federal troops into the city to enforce any order requiring railroad workers to return to work when Union troops arrived.
Pullman Strike got out of control. The riots broke out after rioters destroyed hundreds of railroad cars. South of Chicago, the National Guard responded to these threats by opening fire on the crowd and killing 30 people. Even before this railroad strike, the president and Congress knew that labor problems in the United States were getting out of control and They sympathized with the workers, realized that the problem was global and sought a solution far from the unfortunate events of the Haymarket massacre a few years earlier, in June 1894, while the Pullman company and the railroad workers were still on strike. .
Congress passed legislation making the first Monday in September a federal holiday to recognize and honor. the contributions of American workers, so why do people work on Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday, which means all government offices are closed, including the post office. Banks that follow the Federal Reserve holiday schedule are also closed and many private businesses do the same, however, private business closures are not required and many large retailers and chain stores remain open as do most restaurants, although some Americans still have to work on Labor Day. If you liked our video, don't forget to subscribe and follow our channel to see more videos like this. one
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