Labor Movement

In this chapter, details about the fight for unionization emerge, from demanding a ten-hour workday in the 1840s, which resulted in the first legislative hearing regarding laborers’ rights, to the rise of worker unrest during the Progressive Era with violent clashes between management and employees. The chapter also outlines Toledo’s labor protest history, including the Electric Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 and the contributions of UAW Local 12 president, Richard Gosser. Collections represented in this exhibit include:
Richard T. Gosser Papers, 1943-1974
Central Labor Union of Toledo and Vicinity Records, 1915-1971
Local History Files, not dated
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Abstract/Description: In this chapter, details about the fight for unionization emerge, from demanding a ten-hour workday in the 1840s, which resulted in the first legislative hearing regarding laborers’ rights, to the rise of worker unrest during the Progressive Era with violent clashes between management and employees. The chapter also outlines Toledo’s labor protest history, including the Electric Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 and the contributions of UAW Local 12 president, Richard Gosser. Collections represented in this exhibit include:

Richard T. Gosser Papers, 1943-1974
Central Labor Union of Toledo and Vicinity Records, 1915-1971
Local History Files, not dated

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University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio, United States