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Peter McGuire and the Great Uprising from 1877-1910.

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1 Peter McGuire and the Great Uprising from

2 Labor and Government –positive: Labor Day –negative: national and state repression of workers Knights of Labor American Federation of Labor Plumbers early success and conflict

3 Peter McGuire and First Labor Day Parade September 5, 1882 Previous Parades McGuire of Carpenters takes the lead Call for a Labor day of Rest Also need on May 1 Agitation for 8-hour Day George Meany Memorial Archives, Peter McGuire, Box 15, Folder 27, negative #930

4 KOL Calling a Meeting George Meany Memorial Archives, Schnapper, Box 4, Folder 22 Knights of Labor 1869 Secret Society By 1880s Craft Unions join Semi-skilled & unskilled men & women join Often used codes & Masonic- like symbols

5 KOL Convention, 1886 George Meany Memorial Archives, Schnapper, Box 4, Folder 22 Knights of Labor General Assembly, Richmond, Virginia, October 1886 Frank M. Farrell (left), African-American delegate Terrance Powderly (center), Grand Master Workman, leader of KOL Fitzhugh Lee, (right) governor of Virginia KOL ignore Trade Unionists’ demands

6 Haymarket Square six years after the bomb explosion Haymarket May 4, dead & 50 injured by bomb and bullets Injustice of trial inspired world- wide May 1 as a labor protest day Police statue (right lower corner) moved in 1972 Library of Congress # Z

7 American Federation of Labor Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions 1881(FOOTALU) Conflict with Knights of Labor and various unions Trade Union committee of KOL calls for new organization after General Assembly ignores its concerns Meet in Columbus, Ohio in December 1886 and form the American Federation of Labor FOOTALU = Articles of Confederation Period AFL = Constitution and birth of US


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