Labor Unions are groups of workers that band together to protect their rights in the business. Labor Unions were formed in the mid-1800s because work conditions in factories were considered unsafe for employees. There were long work hours, unsanitary conditions, improper lighting, dangerous tasks, and child laborers. Unions would go on strike (periods of not working) until their demands were met. The Unions brought about labor reforms making working conditions safer for factory employees.
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