What was Organized Labor?
An association of workers united as a single, representative entity for the purpose of improving the workers' economic status and working conditions through collective bargaining with employers. Also known as "unions". There are two types: the horizontal union, in which all members share a common skill, and the vertical union, composed of workers from across the same industry.
Organized Labor was the first federations of labor unions in the United States. It was the largest Union grouping for the first half of the 20Th century. The American Federation of Labor(AFL) was organized as an association of trade unions in 1886.