Q: Is a trade union "an organization consisting predominantly of employees"? ¶
A: Yes, and the principal activities of which include the negotiation of rates of pay and conditions of employment for its members.
Q: Are trade unions almost always aligned with the Democratic Party with a few exceptions? ¶
Q: Were trade unions finally legalized in 1872? ¶
A: Yes, after a Royal Commission on Trade Unions in 1867 agreed that the establishment of the organizations was to the advantage of both employers and employees.
Q: Were trade unions becoming accepted by liberal middle class opinion? ¶
Q: Are trade unions formed in 1897 after the conservative Anti-Socialist Laws of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck were repealed? ¶
Q: Were trade unions among the strongest in Latin America? ¶
Q: Were trade unions often portrayed in the scripts of Jim Allen? ¶
Q: Were trade unions established from the 1850s? ¶
A: Yes, and better resourced but often less radical.
Q: Are trade unions part of a broader movement of benefit societies? ¶
A: Yes, and which includes medieval guilds, Freemasons, Oddfellows, friendly societies, and other fraternal organizations.
Q: Were trade unions formed based on power with the people? ¶
A: Yes, and not over the people like the government at the time.
Q: Were trade unions still illegal? ¶
Q: Were trade unions strong – e.g? ¶
A: Yes, steel, coal, printing, the docks – was one of the causes of this loss of trade union members.