The 1892 Dockworkers and 1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Strikes
In the history of the labor unions, there are strikes that stand out as they were pivotal in the accomplishment of certain goals. The 1892 Dockworkers and the 1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Strikes stand out. A comparison of the two strikes shows they had certain differences and similarities.
The Existent Conditions that led to the Strikes
Both the Dockworker’s strike and the Porter’s strike was carried out due to the poor working conditions of the Negroes at that time. For the dock workers, they used to work for long hours and there was no over time pay. Additionally the pay was little. ...