American Federation of Labour significance 1865 - 1992

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"Assess the view that the formation of the American federation of labour was the most significant development in the successful acquisition of trade union and labour rights between 1865 and 1992" 

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Assess the view that the formation of the American federation of labour was the most significant
development in the successful acquisition of trade union and labour rights between 1864 and
1992



Introduction



American Federation of Labour

Founded in 1886 and effectively replaced the KOL
One of the first successful national…

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Terence V Powderly (Leader of KOL)



Other significant Unions

KOL ­ Goal to organise workers into one big union. They helped organise unions for
women and African Americans.
1886 ­ membership 700,000 ­ 1 million
Committee on industrial Organisation ­ CIO gathered 3.7 million members and used new
form of…

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