Assignment Choice #1: Historical Milestones of the AFL
For this assignment, you will explore three key historical events that have impacted the AFL. In a well-developed essay, address the following points:
- Explain how the Haymarket riot, Homestead strike, and Pullman strike helped, as well as hurt, the AFL.
- Discuss some employer tactics used to prevent or minimize union membership growth prior to the passage of the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act in 1935. Which, if any, of these tactics would be lawful today?
- Based on this week’s readings, discuss the evolution of labor relations and human resources. Discuss how the two interrelate and coexist.
Your paper should be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title or reference pages), adhere to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, and include a minimum of three credible sources (in addition to the course readings). The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources.
For this assignment, refer to the handout – Writing an Effective Essay. You may also want to view the sample paper, Does Your Paper Look Like This? You can go to the CSU-Global Library’s APA resources for an APA Template Paper and replace the placeholders with your own information. This template is already formatted in APA style according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.