Labor Union

By: Haylee Hancock and Grace Kadia

Me and Haylee's Answers

  • (1869-2005)
  • The Social Problem of Labor Union was that workers wanted more money and less hour time for work, but the more money they wanted and got, the more workers they lost.
  • The Labor Union Movement felt the need to not protect the common interest of workers anymore.
  • National labor unions began to form in the post-Civil War Era. The Knights of Labor emerged as a major force in the late 1880s, but it collapsed because of poor organization, lack of effective leadership, disagreement over goals, and strong opposition from employers and government forces.
  • For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. The labor movement led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired.
  • Labor unions were created in order to help the workers with work-related difficulties such as low pay, unsafe or unsanitary working conditions, long hours, and other situations. Workers often had problems with their bosses as a result of membership in the unions.
  • The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions.

The Labor Union

A Brief History Of Unions

Student Analysis:

Was the goal of the movement achieved?

Yes, but then it was stopped.

How did the movement effect life in Texas and in the United States?

The Labor Union affected life in TX and in the United States by influencing how workers and children work today, workers have specific hours and a specific amount of pay and children go to school to become a worker. For instance, American Airlines had a strike until they got their desired amount of money in 1993, they often go on strikes for their money.

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