By 1900s, the United States became the number one industrial power in the whole world. One factor that allowed the country to climb to its position that we acknowledge was its abundant labor supply (due to manopolies), of largely composed immigrants who arrived between 1865 and 1900. However, the spot came at a cost; laborers were working long terrible hours for low wages under poor conditions for the dominating monopolies of the United States at the time. Hoping to better these undesirable situations, multiple labor unions would form in the last half of the nineteenth century. Besides the constant efforts of these organizations little changes was made about from 1875 to the 1900s due to discourt among those competing to represent the laborer, the long-standing negative perceptions Americans held regarding unions, and the especially lethal combination of the tactics used by employers and the supportive pro-business government of the time. Popular labor unions of this period included the National Labor Union, founded in 1866; the Knights of Labor, founded as a secret society in 1869, becoming open to the public in 1881; and the American Federation of Labor, founded in 1886. While they all wished to arrive at the same conclusion the unions had different ideas of the best way to reach that point. So one can clearly out up that during the later part of the 19th century the labor union movement improved the lives of you average workers. This is mostly expressed by the changes from mid to late 19th century.
By the mid to late 1800s labor workers decided on the idea of joining together to form unions. One of the first major unions was the National Labor Union under William H. Sylvis it became a big organization consisting of about or over 600,000 members. It expanded and branched out and consisted of a variety of reform groups but sadly enough had a small relation to labor work. We see from the beginning the poor...