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  • Ousmane's Lack Of Formal Education
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    MikEyBC 01: 13: i guess berry fine 13: do you know any namesMikEyBC 01: i've pretty much read everything there is to readMikEyBC 01: Sembene Ousmane's third novel, God's Bits of Wood, was originally written and published in French as Les Bouts de bois de Dieu. The novel is set in pre-independence Senegal and follows the struggles of the African train workers in three cities as they go on strike against their French employers in an effort for equal benefits and compensation. The chapters of the b...
  • Event Of A Strike Replacement Workers
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    Strikes and Alternative Forms of Coping Are strikes the most beneficial way of resolving labour - management conflict? Or are alternative forms of coping more beneficial? Throughout this paper I will attempt to answer these questions by, first giving a description of each of these forms of coping. Then I will examine the effects, both positive and negative, that each of these forms of coping has on the collective bargaining process as well as the labor - management relationship. Finally Iwill co...
  • Reporters
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    The focus of my paper will be on Ray Stannard Baker's "The Right to Work". After reading the book, I now understand why Theodore Roosevelt disliked this sort of journalism, perhaps because it was honest and straight to the point, unlike politicians. Muckraking was a form of journalism that hid absolutely nothing. These reporters did not believe in concealment of any kind, whether information or names. Their investigative reporting bore all to the public, which was the truth. The public did have ...
  • Mac And Jim
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    We are lucky to have many talented writers who have successfully taught US history through their outstanding pieces of literature. One writer of this kind is John Steinbeck in the novel In Dubious Battle. It takes place in the 1930's when Franklin D eleanor Roosevelt was President. The story is set in a small, rural, part of California, which is known as the Torgas Valley. The novel occurred before World War II at the late part of the Great Depression. The US was still recovering from the downfa...
  • History Of The 1946 Sugar Strike
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    Prologue of History Until statehood, Hawaii was ruled economically by a consortium of corporations known as the 'Big Five': C. Brewer and Co., sugar, ranching, and chemicals, founded in 1826; Theo. H. Davies & Co., sugar, investments, insurance, and transportation, founded in 1845; Amfac Inc. (originally H. Hack field Inc. -a German firm that changed its name and ownership during the anti-German sentiment of WW I to American Factors), sugar, insurance, and land development, founded in 1849; Cast...
  • Factory Workers
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    In Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill started in 1821. It was the first of many that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave the cotton into cloth would be driven by waterpower. All that the factory owners needed was a cheap source of labor to run the machines. Most jobs in cotton factories did not require strength or special skills, the owners believed women could do the work as well as or better than men. The New England region was h...
  • End Of The Strike
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    Sit-down is a historical non-fiction book. It depicts the events of the 1936-1937 strike at General Motors plants in Flint and around the country. The author of this book is Sidney Fine. In this report you will learn what Learned about the struggle between Corporations and the beginning of unionization. Sit-down is about the General Motors Sit-down strike of 1936-1937. This strike was mainly about the right for workers to represent themselves through collective bargaining. The union supporters w...
  • Polish Intelligentsia And The Polish Worker
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    The Solidarity movement in Poland was one of the most dramatic developments in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Itwas not a movement that began in 1980, but rather a continuation of a working class and Polish intelligentsia movement that began in 1956, and continued in two other risings, in 1970 and 1976. The most significant of these risings began in the shipyards of the 'Triple City', Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia in 1970. The first and by far the most violent and bloody of the workers revolts c...
  • Striking African Train Workers And Their Families
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    The evolution of the strike causes an evolution in the self-perceptions of the Africans themselves, one that is most noticeable in the women of Bamako, Thies, and Dakar. These women go from seemingly standing behind the men in their lives, to walking alongside them and eventually marching ahead of them. When the men are able to work the jobs that the train factory provides them, the women are responsible for running the markets, preparing the food, and rearing the children. But the onset of the ...
  • Womens Suffrage Movement
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    When the Womens Suffrage Movement was deemed a success in the early 1920's, women lowered their voices, apparently satisfied with their accomplishment. They did not dare to acknowledge the remaining gender-related inequalities, much less vie for their decline. For over a century, women had fought for the most basic of rights. Mary Wollstonecraft laid the path for future women to follow, but women did not follow this path until they started to become used to the minuscule amount of attention that...
  • Supreme Court Issue Of The Labor Movement
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    Beginning in 1866 until the present time many labor leaders have initiated many effective and important labor laws. Throughout the past one hundred plus years there have been many steps forward in the labor movement along with a few major steps back. The actions of these labor leaders and the accomplishments of the acts that they have helped to pass have paved the way for the American worker in today's society. One of the labor laws that had an impact was the Taft-Hartley Act. The Taft-Hartley a...
  • Strike
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    Project on business income for NY The principle source of income for the state of New York for 1998 is taxes. (in millions) Real Property 7,217 Sales and use 3,121 Personal income 4,369 Business 2,119 Other Taxes 1,203 The principle expenses of the state of New York for 1998 are: Personal service 17.307 (Fire, police, education) Medical 2,877 Public assistance 1,917 Education is an expenditure that should be increased. If education was increased children would get better jobs and better jobs pay...
  • Federation Of Organized Trades And Labor Unions
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    The union movement of the late 19th century During 1870 through 1900 workers joined together; responding to the power of their employers caused by the growth of industrialization. The worker did not always have the luxury of leaving after eight hours of work, the right to representation, or the even the right to work in a safe environment. The working people of nineteenth century America had to unite in struggle to achieve the gains that are often taken selfishly and taken for granted today. The...
  • People's Hardships Short Term O The Tzar
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    Causes: - Long Term o The Tzar's deliberate flouting of his 1905 promises o Stolypin's Reforms - increases awareness among the people and made them demand for more freedom. o Increasing influence of Rasputin o Oppositional parties critical to the Tzar were increasing & reviving. Offered the Peasants something better. o Autocracy - nearby Europe transformed into liberalism & republicanism. o The Tzar was a weak man Easily influenced by his officers Did not actually witness the People's Hardships ...
  • Efforts Of The Nineteenth Century Labor Movement
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    In the latter part of the nineteenth century the United States experienced rapid industrial growth. While the captains of industry accumulated huge amounts of wealth, the workers who toiled in their factories experienced no real rise of standard of living. Factory workers faced dangerous conditions, long work days, low pay and little or no control over the fate of their jobs. Children and women were exploited; women earned less than men for the same work, and children worked long hard days in th...
  • General Strike
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    - The Winnipeg general strike was Canada's most famous strike. Causes - Massive unemployment & inflation. Unemployment grew when the war ended. Jobs were lost at munitions plants (a quarter of a million people looking for work) and 350 000 veterans returned home with no jobs. There was an overload of money and a lack of goods, which caused inflation. - The success of the Russian revolution (1917) and political unrest in Germany caused by radical new unionist ideas. The membership in unions incre...
  • Leader Of The Pullman Strike
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    Everything seemed so perfect. Pullman, Illinois was a company town on the outskirts of Chicago, founded in 1880 by George Pullman, president of the railroad sleeping car company. Pullman advertised his town as a model community that included everything from parks to libraries and was filled with satisfied, well paid workers. Each resident worked for the Pullman company, which manufactured railroad cars, and by 1894 it operated "first class" sleeping cars on almost every one of the nation's major...
  • Winnipeg Metal Workers
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    This essay outlines an historic political event in Canada's political union history. The Bloody Saturday strike turns into a tragedy. It began on May 1st 1919, over a year after the end of The Great War. Winnipeg metal workers went on strike and shut down Vu kan Metal Works, Manitoba Bridge and Iron and the Dominion Bridge and Iron companies. Angry workers claim the three firms refused to bargain fairly. That same day the building trades joined arm and arm in a massive strike. The repercussions ...
  • Farmers And Workers
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    America – Post Depression America – Post Depression Essay, Research Paper By 1900, the farmers of the West and the South were struggling financially due to the new urban economy. This was due to troubles with the strikes, a large surplus, and tariffs. Besides the farmers, workers were also having problems at the turn of the century. Due to the Depression of 1893 and the "let nature-take-its-course' philosophy of the federal government, the majority of the American middle-class suffer...
  • First Auto Lite Strike
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    Strikes were common place in the early 1930's in all industrial and manufacturing corporations. They were used to win power away from the corporate giants, and put it in the hands of the working class. Labor used strikes for a variety of reasons, some for higher wages, some for working conditions, some for safety on the job, and still others for recognition. In a book entitled, I Remember Like Today: The Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 Philip A. Korth and Margaret R. Beegle compile an oral history acco...

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