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How did working conditions in factories lead to the formation of labor unions?

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They wanted better working conditions.

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What is the three conditions that led to the formation of labor unions?


Unions are groups of workers that bargain with business owners to gain better work wages and working conditions.



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The poor working conditions in many of the early factories gave rise to the industrial revolution. Stride made there fueled the push for labor unions.


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Unions provide unity of numbers to force changes in working conditions.



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At the grass roots level it would be unions which can join together for strength.


The labor unions wanted better pay, reasonable working hours, better working conditions, etc. for workers.


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The unions have a right to negotiate with employers for better pay, terms and working conditions.


Working conditions in Italy are above average because of the labor unions they have. The largest of them is the Confederazione Generale Italiana Lavoratori.



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