There is Power in a Union, Philip Dray.
unsuccessful strike. The defeat prompted the carpenters to reach out for allies among the city’s weavers, printers, and other journeymen, and to found in 1828 the nation’s first urban labor federation, the Mechanics’ Union of Trade Associations.89 By 1835 the Philadelphia common council had established the ten-hour day for municipal workers, and in 1840 President Martin Van Buren issued an executive order making ten hours the standard for contract workers and employees of the federal government.
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