The New York Shirtwaist Strike of 1909

During the early to mid-20th century, American textile workers of all categories were subjected to abysmal working conditions, Introduction The New York shirtwaist strike of 1909, also known as the Uprising of the 20,000, was a labour strike primarily involving Jewish women working in New York shirtwaist factories. It was the largest strike by female American workers up to that date. Led by Clara Lemlich and[…]

Introduction to the Basics of Working in China for Foreigners

Can individuals hire foreigners to work in China? First of all, according to Article 33 of the Regulations on the Administration of Foreigners’ Employment in China, individual entrepreneurs and individuals are not allowed to hire foreigners to work in China. Secondly, other organizations, including enterprises, can hire foreigners to work in China under legal employment[…]

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Atlanta

By Cheryl Roy Workers’ compensation insurance is a safety net that every worker should benefit from but hopefully never have to use. However, if you have suffered a work-related injury, here is what you need to do to receive benefits. There are some variations specifically workers compensation rate between states for filing a workers’ compensation[…]

Labor Organization and the Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Labor continued to work to organize into unions to work for better wages and conditions. Introduction The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, sometimes referred to as the Great Upheaval, began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) cut wages for the third time in a year. This strike finally ended some 69 days[…]

Labor Organizations in Ancient and Medieval Times

The interests of labor or how the lower orders earned their living or conducted their affairs was never well recorded. By Carroll D. Wright, J.D.United States Commissioner of Labor, 1885-1905 NOTE: This article, now in the public domain, was written by Mr. Wright in 1905 and the terminology reflects the time and usage in that[…]