The History & Philosophies of Early Labor Unions


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Which form of unionism most strongly rejects wage work in a capitalist economic system?

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1. Why is business unionism pursued?

2. Which of the following economic trends originally fueled the need for workers to begin to unionize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to gauge your knowledge of labor unions. This quiz and worksheet will test you on various kinds of labor unions and the forerunner of early labor unions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Work your way through these assessments to examine what you know about the following:

  • The primary goals of business unionism
  • The type of unionism that rejects wage work in a capitalist economic system
  • Economic trends that fueled the need for unions
  • The correlation between violence and union actions
  • A predecessor to early labor unions

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why early labor unions formed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about violence and labor unions

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  • Examine why labor unions started to form
  • Determine the motivations of early labor unions
  • Define uplift unionism
  • Review characteristics of predatory unionism