Created in 1918 by Woodrow Wilson in an attempt to prevent labor workers from striking during World War One and to put labor behind Wilson's war effort. Two of its most prominent members were former President William Howard Taft, and AFL President, Samuel Gompers. It helped prevent labor strikes that would have crippled the U.S. production power during WWI. Because of this possibility and the cooperation with the government, Labor Unions fought for, and received better working conditions, better pay, and less hours for the laboring class.