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key term
industrialisation

development of large-scale industries such (steel/textiles)

2

Did position of unions improve (by WW1)?
what was this shown by?

improved
reflected in growth of union membership

3

how was improvement in the position of unions limited?

many gains limited to white male workers
no guarantee that gains were permanent

4

who did unions represent in 1865

ONLY skilled workers
(in craft industries such as shoe makers)

5

What was the USA undergoing

rapid industrialisation = lots more unskilled workers

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ways in which unskilled workers had no representation or protection (as they were excluded from unions)
3 ways

1. contracts rather than permanent employment =
could be laid off when less need for work

2. no health and safety standards (would reduce profits)

3. little/no support to workers who suffered industrial injuries