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What factor limited the effectiveness of the Knights of Labor?
A diverse membership preventing the adoption of common demands
Which characteristic of the Industrial Revolution contributed to the rise of labor
The working conditions found in many factories (low pay, long hours, and
dangerous working conditions)
This list describes industrial working conditions in the United States during the Gilded
Age: poor pay long hours frequent layoffs dangerous conditions. Which tactic was
effective in changing these conditions?
Organizing labor unions
Headline: UAW Sit-down Strike Ends Auto Company Recognizes Union. Which statement
accurately evaluates the efforts of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) in this event?
They were successful in securing collective bargaining rights. (collective
bargaining: negotiation of wages and other conditions of employment by an
organized body of employees; one of the most important powers a union can
What kinds of success did the American Federation of Labor achieve?
Forcing business owners to improve working conditions. (better pay, fewer
hours, safer working areas)
The National Labor Relations Act was passed in 1935. Employees shall have the right
to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively
through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in concerted activities, for
the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection. —Section 7,
National Labor Relations Act Based on the excerpt, what strategy had organized labor
used to achieve its goals?
Seeking legislation to protect union activities and negotiating rights
What was the effect of the Wagner Act also the National Labor Relations Act which
guaranteed the right of workers to collective bargaining?
union membership increased
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