Ch 32: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 9.3: Organized Labor in the United States

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the economics topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The history and definition of labor unions in the U.S.
  • Well-known strikes and movements during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • The decline of labor unions
  • Significance of collective bargaining

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4 Lessons in Chapter 32: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 9.3: Organized Labor in the United States
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What Is a Labor Union? - Definition & History

1. What Is a Labor Union? - Definition & History

A labor union is an organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests. Further explore the definition and history of labor unions, with examples of various conditions labor unions represent employees for.

Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

2. Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

During the Second Industrial Revolution, American workers had few, if any, legal protections due to a societal belief in Social Darwinism. To combat this, workers began forming unions, such American Federation of Labor, to bargain on their behalf, despite resistance from companies and business owners. Explore the conditions that prompted these unions, the actions that they took, and the effect that they had.

The Decline of Unions & Union Participation in the US

3. The Decline of Unions & Union Participation in the US

In this lesson we study the decline of unions as well as union participation in the United States. We learn about the primary causes for such declines and we also complete a short quiz testing our understanding.

Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

4. Importance of the Collective Bargaining Process

The collective bargaining process is the method of negotiating fair work conditions and compensation between employees and management. Learn about the limitations, rules, and importance of the collective bargaining process in the workplace.

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