Flashcards in Unionism and Co-operation: New Model Unionism Deck (21):
Define New Model Unionism
A more moderate approach to reform, larger unions, less violence and for skilled workers
Which Union is argued to have established New Model Unionism?
The Amalgamated Society of Engineers, est. 1852
Why was the ASE successful?
William Allan established a rigid administrative system including tax on members. By 1852 their funds were >£12,000
Also nationalised therefore had more support and funds
In what years did the ASE fund the London Builders Strike? How much did they pay?
1859-60, three separate installments of £1000
Which political party supported the ASE and why?
The Liberals (whigs) in order to win votes from the members
By 1874 how many members did the Trade Union movement have?
Who drove the idea of a Trades Union Congress in their newspaper the Beehive?
Which printer in Sheffield drove the concept of a TUC?
In what year was the London Trades Council formed?
How many affiliates did the London Trades Council have by 1866?
Labour Parliament ideas were rejected by the London Trades Council but were picked up where?
In Sheffield. A meeting was held in 1866 with 158 delegates. Produced UK Alliance of Organised Trades.
Why did the UK Alliance of Organised Trades fail?
Nicholson invited general trades congress to discuss union issues in 1868- how many attended?
34 delegates representing 118,000 members
When were the Bradford Boilmakers' funds stolen and what was the significance of the court case?
1867- Because previously it was assumed Unions registered under the Friendly Society act 1855 had protected funds, but they didn't- meant they needed support from elsewhere
In what year was the Trades Union Congress est.?
At the second annual TUC what did A.W. Wilton propose?
A more political role for the TUC, now that the 1867 reform act meant that working men had a political influence
The TUC gave support to what organisation to replace the Reform League, and attempt to send working men to Parliament?
The Labour Representation League
Government responded positively to NMU, passing the Molestation Act in what year, doing what?
1859, giving men protesting peacefully more rights than violent protestors
In 1867 what act was amended as a result of the Glasgow Trades Council's campaign?
The Master and Servant Act
The TUC made significant grassroots efforts in what year to get working classes to vote for radical MPs?