By Kiley Sullivan
Why do we have them?
Most labor unions were formed due to the economic and social impact of the industrial revolution in the mid 19th century.
The first Labor Union was in 1794, which was founded in Philadelphia. Called Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainer
The Knights of Labor
American Federation of Labor
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
AFL-CIO combined and still are combined today.
Longest lasting union
Today's president is Richard Trumka
Some of the First Members
AFL and CIO combined in 1955 and is still working today.
Was the main union until 2005 when Change to Win formed.
Change to Win
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