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key term

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


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

reflected in growth of union membership


how was improvement in the position of unions limited?

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


who did unions represent in 1865

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


What was the USA undergoing

rapid industrialisation = lots more unskilled workers


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