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Labor Day(14 Photos)
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Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike
Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead StrikeVideo Clip (4:45)
Video Clip (4:45)
The famed Industrialist breaks the back of organized workers.
1930s GM Sit-Down Strike
1930s GM Sit-Down StrikeVideo Clip (3:44)
Video Clip (3:44)
Marissa Tomei performs the words of a General Motors employee during a 1930s labor strike.
J.P. Morgan Battles Coal Miners in 1902
J.P. Morgan Battles Coal Miners in 1902Video Clip (3:10)
Video Clip (3:10)
J.P Morgan versus the coalminers.
The Fight to End Child Labor
The Fight to End Child LaborVideo Clip (1:39)
Video Clip (1:39)
In a History of the Holidays video, discover how unions put an end to child labor in factories during the early 1900's, along with excessive hours and pay cuts.
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial RevolutionVideo Clip (2:33)
Video Clip (2:33)
Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life.
History of Labor Day
History of Labor DayVideo Clip (3:03)
Video Clip (3:03)
In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and Power
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and PowerVideo Clip (3:50)
Video Clip (3:50)
The Standard Oil Trust grew to become an industrial monster thanks to John D. Rockefeller's vision and drive.
The Assembly Line: Then and Now
The Assembly Line: Then and NowVideo Clip (2:00)
Video Clip (2:00)
In a History of the Holidays video, discover the origins of the assembly line in honor of our workers holiday, Labor Day. Learn who created the assembly line and what it was originally created for.
Henry Ford and the Model T
Henry Ford and the Model TVideo Clip (3:18)
Video Clip (3:18)
Find out how Henry Ford's Model T revolutionized transportation in America.
Jacob RiisVideo Clip (2:07)
Video Clip (2:07)
Learn how photographer Jacob Riis changed the lives of New York Citiy's poor by exposing how they were forced to live.
Speeches & Audio (4)
End of First NYC Transit Strike
End of First NYC Transit StrikeAudio Clip (1:47)
Audio Clip (1:47)
In a broadcast on January 13, 1966, to the people of New York, Mayor John Lindsay announces the end of a transit strike in the city. The strike, which started the first day of Lindsay's term, lasted 12 days.
Reagan Fires Striking Air Traffic Controllers
Reagan Fires Striking Air Traffic ControllersAudio Clip (0:30)
Audio Clip (0:30)
On August 4, 1981, President Ronald Reagan reads a statement to the press on his decision to fire any air traffic controllers who do not show up to work within 48 hours. After negotiations with the federal government to raise their pay failed, 13,000 air traffic controllers went on strike.
Gompers Pledges Labor's Support for World War I
Gompers Pledges Labor's Support for World War IAudio Clip (1:11)
Audio Clip (1:11)
Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), discusses the effects of World War I on the United States.
Walter Reuther Delivers Labor Day Address
Walter Reuther Delivers Labor Day AddressAudio Clip (2:36)
Audio Clip (2:36)
On September 5, 1966, Walter Reuther, president of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) and a social justice champion, gives his annual Labor Day speech to the workers of America.
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