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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 American Federation of Labor How did they affect the labor world? Even though the American Federation of Labor was the "leading labor force of the world", exclusion to who they helped and stood for was apparent. No Was the AFLinclusive of minorities? YES Did they help make things easierfor laborers? What was the result of strikes such as The Great Railroad Strike,Haymarket, and Pullman. 8 hour work days Right of collective bargaining Skilled white laborers were the only people to seek benefit from joining the AFL. Unskilled laborers were not represented. Women wereprohibited. Blacks were given jobs as strikebreakers while white men tried creating unions made up only of whites because they feared that blacks would take away jobs from them. Success? Yes Through the use of strikes, the American Federationof Labor were able to improve working conditions for the workers of America in the Gilded Age. So.... 5 to 6 day work weeks How were the minorities treated different by the AFL vs the poor whites? Majority of the lower class is not allowed into the AFL so theycan't seek representation as workers. However theAFL still reaches over 1 million people by 1906. Skilled workers were able to support strikes/ boycotts beneficial to them while no oneelse participated. The AFL's failure to allow other races and people into the group brings on the shortcoming of theunion because they have less supporters for their cause. Many people were unable to receive the 8 hour work day and 5 to 6 day work week because they could not get the jobs or join the unions which allowed them to do so. Only white skilled laborers did.
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