History of Unions
How Unions Changed
Conditions of Unions
Before the unions, working condition were unsafe. When the the Labor union of workers went on strike.
Union History of Wisconsin
There were many strikes in Milwaukee.
The labor membership was decreased over the years.
Why were Labor Unions Formed
- They were created to help workers with work related troubles.
- Workers had there rights taken away.
- Workers did more for less.
Conditions of Pre-Unions
- Workers worked for long hours with little pay and benifits.
- The work area was unsafe and unsanitary.
- Some workers didn't get along with their bosses very well.
- Child labor was big before unions were formed.
- Many workers got hurt at work and some even died because of a work incident
Conditions Post Formation of Unions
- Unions organized strikes to help change the conditions of workers.
- Most of the time strikes were unsuccessful.
- Work conditions were safe.
- The gavernment raised the minimal wage.
- Child labor decreased.
History of Unions in Wisconsin
- Many workers in Milwaukee went on strike in 1886 with the help of Molders Union Local 125.
- Workers and unions decided to join in councils within communities and statewide.
- The Wisconsin State Federation of Labor was created in 1893 to abolish child labor, create a better working environment, require company's to pay workers in cash, and establish an 8 hour working day.
Current State of Union of Wisconsin and US
- The benefits for workers has increase by giving some workers health care, a larger minimal wage, and other benefits.
- In the US, the membership of some labor unions like the Bureau of Labor has gone down from when it started
- In Wisconsin, 17,000 members of Union membership in Wisconsin quit after Governor Walker signed a law that cut many labor jobs.
- Knights of Labor
- American Federation of Labor
- Molders Union
- Wisconsin State Federation of Labor
- Bureau of Labor