When “real wages” failed to keep pace in the period from 1923–1927:(a)corporations decided to raise wages for all workers(b)labor unions were guaranteed the right to collective bargaining(c)the government passed social welfare legislation(d)consumers began to rely more heavily on installment plans
When “real wages” failed to keep pace in the period from 1923–1927:(a)corporations decided to raise wages for all workers
Originating in Europe, trade unions became popular in many countries during the Industrial Revolution, [ when the lack of skill necessary to perform most jobs shifted employment bargaining power almost completely to the employers' side, causing many workers to be mistreated
and underpaid. Trade union organizations may be composed of individual workers, professionals, past workers, or the unemployed. The most common, but by no means only, purpose of these organizations is "maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment".
Over the last three hundred years, many trade unions have developed into a number of forms, influenced by differing political objectives. Activities of trade unions vary, but may include:
* Provision of benefits to members: Early trade unions, like Friendly Societies, often provided a range of benefits to insure members against unemployment, ill health, old age and funeral expenses. ] ]
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