Summary: The American Federation Of Labor Unions

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Are unions really worth the required monthly dues? In 1881, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions was first established. 5 years later, it transitioned into the American Federation of Labor (AFL) Unions have bridged the upper and lower class. If the Supreme Court passes the Janus case, it could mean the decline of the middle class. In 1791, Philadelphia carpenters held a campaign for 10-hour workdays, resulting in the first successful strike. During the Civil War and World War I, the need for laborers increased, in turn growing labor unions. Unions are beneficial to the middle class workers in many ways. Often times, unionized workers have higher wages. Labor unions often go through collective bargaining, which is when a group,

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