I’ve shared a book from Google Play Books

There is Power in a Union, Philip Dray.
https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=G8N3X2u6oNcC

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.

Thanks. God bless.

Aaron

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s