Just like Barak Obama, Jill Stein wants to increase job opportunities. She also believes that minimum wage is unacceptable. Jill Stein believes jobs should pay livable wages and not just minimum wages. With prices in the economy going up daily, everyone will not be able to live off just minimum wage. Some people work ten and twelve hours a day making $7.25 just to support a family of 3, that is just for single parents.
World War II was one of the biggest factors in changing gender roles and the lives of women. It required women to support their households by leaving the physical home and going to work to earn an income. Before World War II gender roles were, for the most part, strict. Most women took on the jobs within the home while men played as the sole breadwinner. While WWII didn 't change this completely, it was the first time women were able to see they had more abilities than just their everyday cooking and cleaning.
According to the chart in Japan 1892 “Average daily wage of a female silk factory worker is only 13 Sen.” (Doc C) female workers get pay only 13 sen a day. this amount of paid was not enough for living because at that time a pair of ladies indoor sandals already cost 7 Sen. It is just not right to pay the worker with little money especially when the workers spend all their day in the horrible factory conditions. A survey of the Japanese Silk Worker “70% said the pay was good and 0% said it was poor, overall experience 90% said it was positive.” (Doc F) . Almost everyone said the pay was decent and none of the workers were complaining about the wages.
When writer talked about the “little girl the age of an average fifth grade, working hour after hour without a break…..” this is obviously compelling an emotional response, and bring pity to the issues. Second is straw man. The writer overstates the working conditions as “ten-hour shift work day”, and “physical exhausting and mentally deadening” work. Americans work a ten-hour work day, and conditions are examined under the government regulations. Then, writer said “there are two things we can do to put an end to this exploitation…”, and this sentence is a false dilemma.
Tuttle,Carolyn. Edited: Robert Whaples “ Child labor during the British industrial revolution.” .EH.Net Encyclopedia. August 14, 2001. During the Eighteenth and the early Nineteenth centuries, Child labor was a major part of the industrial revolution, especially in Great Britain where child labor was a large part of the working class and soon became a social and political problem/issue. In late Eighteenth century child labor became a necessary thing for the working class and society of Britain and other countries such as modern day Germany and America.Children were hired because they could do jobs the adults simply couldn 't do because of their sheer size and incapability to do certain things like clean chimneys and fix the machines in the
According to U.S. Department of labor, “If you have made buttonholes on a machine, you can spot-weld a plane bound for Berlin and take your place among the millions of American women on the labor front” . Women entered the labor force working on the line, and they would work eight hour shifts. These were new opportunities for women because they showed that they could do more than just cook and clean. Many individuals doubted that women could work as hard as men, women proved them wrong. They operated heavy machinery, just as a man would.
Dorothea Dix began teaching at a women 's prison in 1841, She noticed they didn 't have any heat in the asylum, so she went to court and not only asked for heat but other things she thought was needed as well. In 1848, she asked the Congress for more than 12 million acres of land, for the mentally ill, and blind and deaf. The bill was approved. After that complication, she went to Europe and stumbled upon many new things. In 1856, she returned to the U.S and was named superintendent of nurses.
This devalued the jobs of women, as they stayed home and spun wool and stuff. Now there was machines to do that job. Additionally, these times widened gap between the wealthy and the poor. Unskilled workers, also known as “drifters” went town to town looking for jobs that worked for them. Despite all the problems, America had more opportunity than other countries oof the Old World.
“According to one survey in the 1890s, the average workweek in these shops was eighty four hours—twelve hours every day of the week. During a busy season, it was not unusual to find workers on stools or broken chairs, bent over their sewing or hot irons, from 5 A.M. to 9 P.M., a hundred or more hours per week.” Workers were also usually not paid more than four dollars per week. This caused readers to believe that no one should be treated this way, which caused more of them to support Progressive
Often facing excessive and exhausting work habits the women faced long days; but ultimately proved that they wanted to aid in the war as much as they possibly could. Though unpaid, these women left their comfort zones and redefined the social boundaries society had previously set. The volunteers that participated in the rallies of WVR in January 1915 consisted of 120 women; however, the organization showed an immediate rise in volunteers just two months later as 500 women marched through the streets of Birmingham . The immediate rise showed that women felt as if they had an obligation and a right to voice their concern, and through participating in these rallies they participated in war efforts. Though many organizations supported the war, a clear split existed on exactly how
The longer our straight days of learning, the more stress and lack of sleep we would gain. In fact, teens of our current generation need approximately eight to ten hours of sleep a night. Currently, only 15% of this population gets the healthy amount of sleep on school nights. If we shortened the straight days of learning, students would lose stress on breaks, and wouldn’t have to spend three hours a night trying to finish homework. Our brains don’t fully finish growing until we are well into our twenties.
I think that it is important, as Fitzpatrick says to separate work and play to optimize both. The problem is though, that workplaces are getting away with putting larger workloads on employees because they are willing to do work outside the workplace. My mom, for example works in an office and is overloaded with work. Sometimes she will work from nine in the morning until seven o’clock at night, and even so she has to work on things at home to be caught up, unless she wants to stress about it. She often complains about how much work she is required to do, and that she just wishes her boss would hire someone to help her out.
The average cost of an apartment in Anchorage for one person is around $1007.14. Unfortunately, even if someone can get a full time minimum wage job in Anchorage, they will be receiving only 1400 per month. That means that for a minimum wage worker lucky enough to work 40 hours a week they will have to be paying around 70% of their income for housing. While it may be possible to live on %30 of your income especially if you also benefit from food stamps and other public assistance, it is not allowed. Income barriers are put on housing by landlords to provide them with a cushion of protection against people who they think might not pay their rent.
Diana responded with, “I have had one break but I am working a 16 hour shift tonight so one more would be nice”. Hearing and eavesdropping on their conversation astonished me. A sixteen hour shift is more than what the average American works. The usual work day is half that, yet people underestimate the work of a nurse. They work long tedious hours in day or night, rain or shine.