As union membership declines, the gig economy continues to grow, and automation becomes an increasing priority, the labor rights movement in the U.S. faces stiff challenges. The Onion presents a timeline of key events in the labor rights movement.
The first labor strike on U.S. soil is organized by Bernie Sanders.
The Women’s Trade Union League forms, immediately and permanently equalizing the American workforce.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire inspires many to think the country might be better if workers didn’t die in mass numbers all the time.
Parents nationwide bemoan the passage of child labor laws.
Woody Guthrie vastly overestimates just how much land was made for you and me.
The Equal Pay Act is created to gaslight women who try to argue they’re being paid less than male colleagues.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act passes, requiring employers to hang those laminated posters in the break room.
After not receiving a holiday bonus, Subway sandwich maker Mark Purcell smuggles home several pounds of sliced turkey without drawing attention from his manager.
Demanding better work conditions, Netflix’s AI stops providing users with movie recommendations.