Labor Unions


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In 1932, the then American Economics Association President, George Barnet predicted the collapse of the labor movement in citing labor unfriendly laws, emerging powerful corporations and changes in the technological sector. He painted a gloom picture of the future of the American labor movement. A decade later the labor movement has revolutionized itself through renewed strategies and structural organization which made to grow at tantalizing speed.  American labor movements at the time came into being for the purpose of addressing the concerns of workers at the height of capitalism. They championed the course of workers wages and salaries and called for social equity in the work place. They took the employers to task and especially attacked bureaucratic capitalism at the time managing to attract a large following.