Craft unions and industrial unions were two types of unions formed by American workers.
Industrial Workers Of The World (IWW) & American Federation Of Labr (AFL)
I.B.E.W. international brothethood of electrical workers
there are 4 types of trade unions:- 1. craft unions-this union represents workers with a particular skill 2. industrial unions-this union represents all workers in one industries with different skills 3. general unions-this union represents workers with different skills 4. white collar unions-this union represents special skills like engineer or something
The industrial revolution brought about factories , textile mills and other types of manufacturing. Working conditions in the early days of the industrial revolution were unhealthy, dangerous and workers were paid low wages. Labor unions were formed to create a safe and better paid situation for the workers.
general unions-this union represents workers with different skills.
The Knights of Labor is an example of a type of union that emerged during the nation's industrial boom. Others include the Industrial Workers of the World, and the American Railway Union.
Labor Unions are organized to help labor. There are two types of labor unions, Craft Unions for workers in a certain skill or trade, like masons or carpenters; and Industrial Unions that are made up of all the workers in a particular industry. The Auto Workers Union is an example of an Industrial Union and the AMA is an example of a Craft Union.
Common laborers and craft workers were the two basic types of workers in American Industry in the 1800s.
The type of workers that were members of the American Federation of Labor were those from the craft unions, with each limited to the skilled workers in a single trade. The union later concentrated on the political protection for the union rather than looking for social change through the legislative action.
metal workers and railroad workers