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Trade Union Propaganda League

The Trade Union Propaganda League was a Swedish labour organization. FPF was founded in September 1919. The purpose of the organization was to coordinate the leftist groupings within the reformist-led Swedish Trade Union Confederation, with the o ...

                                               

Womens Trade Union

The Womens Trade Union was a trade union in Sweden organizing female workers between 1902 and 1909. Its members were generally seamstresses, but the union also had a presence in other women-dominated sectors. In the year of its foundation, the un ...

                                               

Swiss Trade Union Federation

The federation was founded in 1880 and represents 385.000 members in its affiliated unions. The SGB has close ties with the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland SPS. Ruth Dreifuss, the former President of the Confederation, and former member of ...

                                               

Union of Transport Workers

Many transport workers were involved in the 1918 Swiss general strike, and this inspired members of various small unions to found a national union for railway workers. It was established in 1919, as the Swiss Railwaymens Association, and immediat ...

                                               

Trade unions in Tanzania

The trade unions of Tanzania have a total membership of approximately 370.000. 350.000 of these belong to the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania, another 15.000 to the Zanzibar Trade Union Congress, and 2.400 are members of the Tanzania Fishing Cre ...

                                               

Fatel Razack

Fatel Razack was the first ship to bring indentured labourers from India to Trinidad. The ship was built in Aprenade for a trader named Ibrahim Bin Yussef, an Indian Muslim merchant in Bombay. It was constructed from teak and had a carrying capac ...

                                               

Estate Police Association

The Estate Police Association is a representative labour body that is located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Estate Police Association came into existence in 1950 by the enactment of amendment 15 of 1950 to the Supplemental Police Ac ...

                                               

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey

The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey is one of the four major national trade union centres in Turkey. It was founded in 1967 as a breakaway union from the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions, and has a membership of 327.000. ...

                                               

Turkish Writers Union

Turkiye Yazarlar Sendikası is a trade union for writers in Turkey. It is sometimes confused with the Turkish Authors Association Turkiye Yazarlar Birliği, TYB, as both may be translated as Writers Union of Turkey. It was founded on 4 February 197 ...

                                               

Trade unions in Uganda

Trade unions in Uganda have existed since the 1930s. For much of Ugandas history trade union activities have been greatly shaped by national politics and by events external to the coutnrys labour movement. The experiences of trade unions in Ugand ...

                                               

Party of Labor (Ukraine)

Party of Labor) was a political party soon after the independence of Ukraine. The party laid foundation to several other big parties later in time such as the Slavonic Party of Ukraine and the Party of Regions. The Party of Labor merged in 2000 i ...

                                               

Peoples Labor Union of Ukraine

Peoples Labor Union of Ukraine, NTSU is a political party of Ukraine of center-left type that was officially registered in 2006. It was not until 2012 the party started to participate in parliamentary elections. The partys flag is similar to the ...

                                               

Strong Ukraine

Strong Ukraine ; formerly the Labour Party Ukraine, is a political party in Ukraine that was re-established in April 2014. It was originally registered in August 1999 and dissolved in March 2012 after it had merged with the Party of Regions on 17 ...

                                               

Trade unions in Ukraine

The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine is an all-Ukrainian voluntary association of trade unions. It is the largest trade union confederation in Ukraine, with more than 4.8 million members. As of 1 August 2019, 44 national trade unions and 27 ...

                                               

Bevin Boys

Bevin Boys were young British men conscripted to work in the coal mines of the United Kingdom, between December 1943 and March 1948. Chosen by lot as ten percent of all male conscripts aged 18–25, plus some volunteering as an alternative to milit ...

                                               

Monthly recruiting figures for the British Army in the First World War

This is a table of the number of recruits for the British Army during the First World War, 1914–1918. All recruits were volunteers until January 1916, when men were recruited under the Derby Scheme and as conscripts following the Military Service ...

                                               

National Service League

The National Service League was a British pressure group founded in February 1902 to alert the country to the inadequacy of the British Army to fight a major war and to propose the solution of national service. The League argued for four years of ...

                                               

National Service Medal (United Kingdom)

The National Service Medal is an unofficial commemorative medal sold by Award Productions Ltd. and co-sponsored by the Royal British Legion. The medal is intended to recognize those who served as National Service conscripts for the United Kingdom ...

                                               

Awkward squad (trade unionists)

The awkward squad was an informal grouping of socialist trade unionists in the United Kingdom. The group arose in the early 2000s when seven leaders of smaller trade unions who held membership of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress b ...

                                               

The Bee-Hive (journal)

The Bee-Hive was a trade unionist journal published weekly in the United Kingdom between 1861 and 1878. The Bee-Hive was established in 1861 by George Potter, with professional journalist George Troup as editor and Robert Hartwell as the main con ...

                                               

Congress House

Congress House is the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, a British organisation that represents most of the UKs trade unions. In 1948, David du Roi Aberdeen won an architectural competition to design the new TUC headquarters building in G ...

                                               

Labour Party (UK) affiliated trade union

In British politics, an affiliated trade union is one that is linked to the Labour Party. The party was created by the trade unions and socialist societies in 1900 as the Labour Representation Committee and the unions have retained close institut ...

                                               

National Council of Action

The National Council of Action was an organisation established on 5 August 1920 by the Labour movement in the United Kingdom to forestall the involvement of the British Empire in another war in 1920. Ernest Bevin had heard that the Royal Navy had ...

                                               

National Shop Stewards Network

The NSSN was founded at a conference called by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers RMT on 7 July 2007. The proposal to re-establish a shop stewards movement came from an RMT sponsored conference to discuss working class pol ...

                                               

New Model Union

New Model Trade Unions were a variety of Trade Unions prominent in the 1850s and 1860s in the UK. The term was coined by Sidney and Beatrice Webb in their History of Trade Unionism, although later historians have questioned how far New Model Trad ...

                                               

Shop Stewards Movement

The Shop Stewards Movement was a movement which brought together shop stewards from across the United Kingdom during the First World War. It originated with the Clyde Workers Committee, the first shop stewards committee in Britain, which organise ...

                                               

1619 Jamestown craftsmen strike

The Jamestown craftsmens strike of 1619 took place in the settlement of Jamestown in the Virginia colony. It was the first documented strike in North America. Skilled craftsmen were sent by the Virginia Company to Jamestown to produce pitch, tar, ...

                                               

1895 New Orleans dockworkers riot

The 1895 New Orleans dockworkers massacre was an attack against black, non-union dockworkers by unionized white workers on March 11 and 12, 1895. The mob killed six black workers. The incident had its roots in both economic pressure and racial ha ...

                                               

1912 New York City waiters strike

The 1912 New York City waiters’ strike began on May 7, 1912 at the Belmont Hotel and was the first general strike for waiters and hotel workers in New York City history. That day over 150 hotel workers walked out as a sign of protest against thei ...

                                               

1919 Actors Equity Association strike

The 1919 Actors Equity Association strike officially spanned from August 7, 1919, to September 6, 1919. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the theatre industry was revolutionized by powerful management groups that monopolized and centrali ...

                                               

1936 Gulf Coast maritime workers strike

The 1936 Gulf Coast maritime workers strike was a labor action of the splinter union "Maritime Federation of the Gulf Coast" lasting from October 31, 1936 to January 21, 1937. The strikes main effects were felt in Houston and Galveston. The Gulf ...

                                               

1937 New York City department store strikes

During the 1937 New York City department store strikes over 100 department store workers participated in a sit-down strike in New York City. In an interview with a worker from the Federal Writers Project, department store clerk Irving Fajans talk ...

                                               

1947 telephone strike

The 1947 Telephone strike was a five-week long, nation-wide labor stoppage in the United States of America by the National Federation of Telephone Workers and other smaller unions that started on April 7, 1947. The workers, mostly switchboard ope ...

                                               

2019 General Motors strike

The 2019 General Motors strike began September 15th, 2019, with the walkout of 48.000 United Automobile Workers from some 50 plants in the United States. Demands by workers included increased job security, gateway for temporary workers to become ...

                                               

Battle of the Overpass

The Battle of the Overpass was an incident on May 26, 1937, in which Walter Reuther and members of the United Auto Workers clashed with Ford Motor Company security guards at the River Rouge Plant complex in Dearborn, Michigan. After images of the ...

                                               

Camp Dump strike

The Camp Dump strike was a labor dispute that began on March 9, 1882 at the Burlington Yards in Omaha, Nebraska. The event pitted state militia against unionized strikers. It was reportedly the first strike by organized labor in Nebraska and the ...

                                               

2018 Cargill strike

The 2018 Cargill strike was an American protest held by employees of the Dayton, Virginia United States plant of Cargill, a poultry manufacturing corporation.

                                               

Chrysler Auto Strike

The Chrysler Auto Strike began in October 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, as a struggle between the Chrysler Auto manufacturer and The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the ...

                                               

Cleveland Convention Center labor dispute of 1963

The Cleveland Convention Center labor dispute of 1963 was a dispute between the United Freedom Movement and four local unions belonging to the AFL-CIO over the unions institutional racism against African Americans. The dispute occurred during the ...

                                               

Corporations Auxiliary Company

Corporations Auxiliary Company was a corporation created to conduct "the administration of industrial espionage" In 1921 the Corporations Auxiliary Company was known to masquerade under a dozen different names. It specialized at electing its agen ...

                                               

Effect of the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike on television

The 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike, which began on November 5, 2007, was a labor conflict that affected a large number of television shows that were due to be broadcast in the United States during the 2007–08 television season. Negotiato ...

                                               

El Monte berry strike of 1933

The El Monte berry strike began on June 1, 1933 in El Monte, California. It was part of the largest California agricultural strike of 1933, organized by the Cannery and Agricultural Workers’ International Union. The berry strike affected local Ja ...

                                               

Fans4Writers

Fans4Writers is a fan activist movement which supported the striking writers of the WGA during the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. The organization was not associated with the WGA, and indeed was notable for its unprecedented show of solida ...

                                               

Goldfield, Nevada labor troubles of 1906-1907

The Goldfield, Nevada labor troubles of 1906-1907 were a series of strikes and a lockout which pitted gold miners and other laborers, represented by the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World, against mine owners and ...

                                               

Hotel Workers Rising

Hotel Workers Rising is long-term organizing campaign, created by UNITE HERE in 2006, aimed at organizing and mobilizing hotel workers to win improvements in the workplace. Demands include higher wages, better benefits, safer workloads, and the r ...

                                               

Imperial Valley lettuce strike of 1930

The Imperial Valley lettuce strike of 1930 was a strike of worker against lettuce growers of Californias Imperial Valley Beginning on January 1, 1930 Mexican and Filipino workers walked off their jobs at lettuce farms throughout the valley. Compl ...

                                               

Mamaroneck riot

The Mamaroneck riot was an armed clash between Irish and Italian-American laborers at Grand Park, Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York, on August 13, 1870, resulting in the deaths of several men. One of the early labor riots to occur in the s ...

                                               

Minneapolis general strike of 1934

The Minneapolis general strike of 1934 grew out of a strike by Teamsters against most of the trucking companies operating in Minneapolis, the major distribution center for the Upper Midwest. The strike began on May 16, 1934 in the Market District ...

                                               

North Adams strike

The North Adams strike was a strike in 1870 by shoe workers of the Order of the Knights of St. Crispin, against Calvin T. Sampsons Shoe factory, in North Adams, Massachusetts. The strike itself was broken when Sampson imported seventy-five unskil ...

                                               

Nova Southeastern University workers unionization controversy

See also University of Miami 2006 custodial workers strike. The Nova Southeastern University workers unionization controversy involved more than 350 groundskeepers, janitors, bus drivers, and maintenance workers employed by UNICCO, a subcontracto ...