“The once militant labor movement that had led the 1919 strikes virtually disappeared…By 1923 membership had fallen 3.6 million, from a high of over 5 million in 1920. For the rest of the decade membership continued to decline…unions made virtually no progress in organizing the rapidly growing automobile, electrical equipment and petrochemical industries.”
Yet, as dramatically noted in the bar chart below, in the span of roughly two decades it all changed.
Your job is to explain this dramatic rise. I want to know the key factors that can account for the greatest period of union membership growth in the history of the U.S. (Hint: I am not interested in a long sweeping review of the labor history that spans 1920-1945. I would like to know the key factors—or drivers, or however you want to describe them—that were present and contributed to the dramatic rise of unions.
Info: Your answer should be approximately 5-7 pages, double-spaced in 12-point type with 1-inch margins. You will not need any outside sources to answer the question. Just use the readings.
Please add few quotes in the essay but with a page number to indicate where to find it. Thanks !
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