What are Trade Unions? - Definition & Overview


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Although some sources define labor unions and trade unions as the same, trade unions ________

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1. Which of the following prompted workers to form trade unions?

2. The success of trade unions depended upon what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will gauge your comprehension of trade unions. To successfully pass the quiz, you will need to know the definition of a trade union and what the catalyst was for the formation of trade unions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following information:

  • Two characteristics needed to have a successful trade union
  • Who Samuel Gomper was
  • The definition of collective bargaining

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about trade unions from the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as collective bargaining and trade union
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about who Samuel Gomper was

Additional Learning

To continue learning about trade unions, please review the lesson called What are Trade Unions? -Definition & Overview. This lesson will focus on the following information:

  • A historical review of the workplace in America
  • The evolution of the trade unions, through the beginning of the 20th century
  • A thorough explanation of what a trade union is, as well as common characteristics of a trade union