Labor Movement

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What was the 'Labor Movement'

The Labor Movement is a broad term for the development of a collective organization of working people, to campaign for better working conditions and treatment from their employers and governments, in particular through the implementation of labor and employment law.


- Implementation: the process of putting a decision or plan into effect

How did it impact the fixing of the Great Depression

The Labor Movement grew out the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those working in industrial sections, 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.

This helped workers get better benefits when The Great Depression ended and as jobs became more available.