A Timeline of American Employee Rights

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United Auto Workers is Founded

Since the UAW was founded in 1930, it has become one of the most important labor unions in the country’s history. Its leadership has successfully lobbied for health insurance plans for industrial workers, the first cost-of-living allowances, as well as training, and educational programs. The UAW has also faced wide-scale criticism, especially from anti-union advocates that protested the bailout of major motor companies of 2008 to 2010.