Labor Unions In The 1800s And Early 1900's

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Labor union is the organization of workers who come together to achieve common goals. Unions came into picture in 18th century due to the imbalance in the rights of workers in regards to owners. Knights of Labor were the earliest large scale union in United States organized in 1869. They sought equal work for equal pay including blacks and women. This union peaked in 1880s but was soon replaced by American Federation of Labor. The union saw modest victories and did not attempt to overhaul the basic economic system. The main objective of unions in late 1800s and early 1900s were right to work without being laid off, higher wages, better working conditions, non – discriminatory work practices, etc. The labor unions experienced success in early
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