Trade union  

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"You mean, apart from maternity leave, superannuation, workers compensation, medicare, occupational health and safety laws, paid annual leave and collective bargaining?" --promotional film for trade unions, directed by Laura Dawn, inspired by the "What have the Romans ever done for us?" (All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?)sketch from Monty Python's Life of Brian

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A trade union is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.



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