Early 20th Century images show tension between U.S. business and workers over child labor, low wages, and labor unions
United States USA Date:1910 Duration:3 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
Girls and boys working on machinery in fabric mills. Boys working in coal mines, A boy working at blacksmith's forge and one in a machine shop. Lady and gentleman in riding habit on horseback. All members of a family engaged in needlework, at home. Closeups of miners and a woman worker. Workers including children, parade with American flags and a sign reading: "Give us A Living Wage, Not Charity." New York City Garment workers from various unions, such as Pants makers, marching with placards. Workers jammed in a Chicago city square to hear Hannah Shapiro, initiator of the garment workers strike against clothing firm, Hart, Schaffner, & Marx. Some carry signs. One reads: "Do you belong to a Union. If not, why not." Closeup of Hannah Shapiro, standing on a ladder, with a Union banner beside her. Large group of marching workers with many children in the front rank. They carry American flags. Mine owners' spokesman assuring workers about their rights and interests. Closeups of a decorated senior uniformed policeman on horseback and another policeman in uniform. Group of uniformed policemen armed with Browning shotguns. Contingent of policemen mounting their horses in formation, and several riding along a cobblestone city street containing trolley tracks. An early vintage car is following them. Policeman walking ahead of women marching with a banner about Union Contracts for New Yorkers. Mounted police dispersing an unruly crowd. Policeman taking a young man into custody .A 1910 Auburn automobile, with right-hand drive. Policemen taking protesting workers into custody.
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