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Approval Of Labor Unions At Its Highest Level In Years
History of the Labor Movement: Labor During the Roaring 20s | Los Angeles, CA Patch
Call it a backlash against their growing strength. After expanding power during the Progressive Era in the first two decades of the 20th century, organized labor strengthened further during World War I. The U. In return for a moratorium on strikes, unions received shorter workdays, greater collective bargaining rights and seats of power in federal wartime agencies such as the National War Labor Board, which mediated labor disputes. After World War I, however, the labor movement lost ground. The National War Labor Board disbanded, and American businesses sought to regain power over the unions. This set the stage for a titanic struggle in , the biggest eruption of labor unrest to that point in history.
Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network
No issue ignited the partisan divide in postwar America more than the nationwide labor strikes of The "labor vs. The general public, angered by the strike-induced product shortages and frightened by the postwar unrest that fueled the Red Scare, overwhelmingly sided with "capital.
The organization believed that both movements could be strengthened by recognizing that homophobia and oppression of working people are linked, and many of the two struggles are intertwined. They listed the similarities between the movements as the following:. Events and activities included marching at Gay Pride parades, building coalitions with LGBTQ groups, working on referendum campaigns, supporting union organizing drives, providing education to unions, and attending rallies and providing strike support. On flyers for the event, they defined the word "gallant" as "1.