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Workers . Labor Unions . Organization of workers formed to protect its members . Industrial Union . Union that organizes workers from all crafts in a particular industry In 1893 Eugene Debs formed the American Railway Union- included all railroad workers . Eugene Debs .

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Labor unions
Labor Unions

  • Organization of workers formed to protect its members


Industrial union
Industrial Union

  • Union that organizes workers from all crafts in a particular industry

  • In 1893 Eugene Debs formed the American Railway Union- included all railroad workers

Eugene Debs


Collective bargaining
Collective Bargaining

  • Employers negotiate working conditions/pay for all workers with their union


Strikes
Strikes

  • Many strikes erupted into violence

  • Employers turned to the federal government/courts for help

  • Gov. sent troops, courts issued orders to break up unions

  • Why?

    • Government was in control of big business


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