Labour movement
The term labour movement or labor movement is a broad term for the development of a collective organization of working people
Working class
Working class is a term used in the social sciences and in ordinary conversation to describe those employed in lower tier jobs , often extending to those in unemployment or otherwise possessing below-average incomes...

, to campaign in their own interest for better treatment from their employers and governments, in particular through the implementation of specific laws governing labour relations
Labour and employment law
Labour law is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations. As such, it mediates many aspects of the relationship between trade unions, employers and employees...

. Trade union
Trade union
A trade union, trades union or labor union is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. The trade union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members and negotiates labour contracts with...

s are collective organizations within societies, organized for the purpose of representing the interests of workers and the working class.

The story of the labor movement|labor movement needs to be taught in every school in this land... America is a living testimonial to what freeman|free men and women, organized in Labor unions in the United States|free democratic trade unions can do to make a better life ... we ought to be proud of it!

Hubert Humphrey