Marquette University Law School
Does the model need fixing? Adapting organized labour and trade unions for the 21st century
22 June 2015 James Wold, second year law student at Marquette University in Milwaukee The Industrial Revolution brought with it two key elements that carry on today – the defining of education standards and the establishment of trade unions. At one time, both were considered pillars of achievement throughout the 19th and much of the 20th century. By the 1840s, England had nearly 700 grammar schools and more than 2,000 endowed schools.1 However, both institutions are threatened by external forces which threaten to undermine their very existence.