Labor in the 1920s
In the 1920s (after WW1), people are striking because during the war people were'nt allowed to interfere with the war effort. During the Great War the government took great control but during 1920s the government gave up a lot of restrictions (relating to jobs). In 1919 there were about 3,000 strikes happening at the time and about 4 million workers walked off the job. Employers refusing to give raises and not enabling employees to join unions, were the main causes of the thousands of the strikes nationwide. Striking was frowned upon by employers and striking workers were labeled as Communist.
How was the labor movement impacted in the 1920?
The labor movement was negatively impacted with a huge decrease in union memberships.