Labor Unions

By Kiley Sullivan

Labor Unions

What is a Labor Union?

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

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The Knights of Labor

American Federation of Labor

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Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)

AFL-CIO combined and still are combined today.

Longest lasting union

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Change to Win

Still Exists
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