These workers aren’t being paid nearly enough as they should be paid for all the hard work that they do. I think they should be given more flexibility in the work area and that their employers should be nicer to them. Like for example how one of the people that Barbara met during her job working as a maid, she was not feeling well the entire time and was still working her hardest without getting any breaks to get better. These workers aren’t even getting paid to at least eat a proper meal or to find good housing to live in. If someone who was raising a child alone, it would be extremely hard and a low paying job that only paid about $6 an hour would not be nearly enough to live off
Even though women 's lives improved during the 1920s in many ways, they still faced inequality in the workplace. Women gained the right to vote and new freedom in the 1920 's, but they were still discriminated against in the workplace. They were prevented from most well-paying jobs and middle and upper-class white women were expected to stay home instead. Most poorer women still held jobs that were low paying and struggled to work to support themselves and their families. Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did.
The younger children are forced into one foster home, and Camille and Regina move into a house managed by an Addie and Peter. The older couple is nice to them and has strict, but very clear, rules. At 14, Regina chooses to be legally emancipated from her mother. While grateful to be away from her mother, Regina was disappointed that she now had to live with various foster parents. Addie and Peter, however, end up helping her create a more stable
When she was ten years old she experienced bullying in school due to her body shape. She did not told anybody about it. When she was 16 years old, she stopped attending school and started working in a factory. Also she met the father of her daughter. At 18 years old, her mother came to the United States and she took over the mother role of taking care of her siblings.
CCIB received a call from Susan, her Grandmother was at the facility for four weeks, moved in 11/17/2015, Mable Werane (DOB 09/08/1914). While she was there, the family thought maybe she was having trouble adjusting to the new place as the one she lived at for 8 years had just closed. Two days after she moved in, she had a doctor appointment, her family noticed that she was wearing depends, even though she never wore them before. They discovered that the staff was not taking her to the bathroom every four hours as she was accustomed, just left her in the depends. The family also started to notice that when they changed her, they seemed to just toss her around, she would be overheard saying "Don't, Don't and Ow, Ow."
Lyddie was sent away to work to earn money for her family and her farm. She hasn 't seen her family in 2 years and is still working hard to collect money to get her cabin back, which is in debt. When Lyddie meets Diana Goss, who was a girl working with Lyddie in the factory, Diana introduces her to a petition, that could change her life for the better, or for the worse. Should Lyddie sign the petition for a happier, healthier life, but could get blacklisted, or should Lyddie suffer for a few more years to get the money she needs? Some people might state that she shouldn 't sign the petition because the job has decent pay and that Lyddie doesn 't mind and is only focusing on one goal- money.
The people in charge have found out about Diana's little petition and they lower the pay to show that they will not raise the price back up until the rebellious behavior ceases. On page 86 lyddie talks about how the pay has gone down in the mill. The text states “while the other girls grumbled that their pay rates had gone down, so it had hardly been worth working through the summer heat. Lyddie kept her silence. That shows that herself and the others may start to waive from the petition.Lyddie is wanting to be independent and find a good job to support her family besides the mill, then she is reassured by a new friend .
Sometimes, in life, you have to make hard decisions. The book ‘Lyddie’ by Katherine Paterson is about a girl named Lyddie that leaves her life in Vermont to go work in the mills in Lowell, to earn money to pay off the debt for her family’s farm. The working conditions at the factory are horrible and there is a petition going around by one of Lyddie’s friends, Diana Goss, demanding shorter work hours and better conditions. Lyddie is unsure whether or not to sign the petition. Although some people might say that Lyddie should not sign the petition, for she might get fired and take in no more money for the debt, but she should, because if she does sign the petition and get fired, she will have a better life and be healthier.
“Mill girls had been replaced in the mid-to late 1800s by Italian, Irish, and Portuguese immigrants who would work for lower wages” (“Harriet Hanson Robinson”). Although the textile mills thought they had found a better way to work without spending as much money on workers they were wrong. Most mill girls were already very experienced and good at their jobs, while immigrants needed to be taught all of their jobs and there was a strong language barrier which made everything more difficult. “One out of every three spinners, many under the age of twenty five, would die before completing ten years in the factory” (“Harriet Hanson Robinson”). With many of the mill girls not being able to survive in such harsh conditions and as they got fewer and fewer, it showed how important all of them were in the business.
Women working for the Texas state government suffer wage inequality because all women are held to the expectation that they will leave work to have a baby. Women can make the decision on whether they will or will not have kids, but because their colleagues do plan on having kids or are pregnant they all are held at a certain pay. When hiring women there is this doubt that they will stay the entire time and that it will be a permanent job so the employer does not feel a need to give them an equal pay compared to a man doing the same job. The reality of wage differences between men and women is that above all changes women still get paid less than men. There have been countless arguments that wage inequality has been fixed and that everyone
So if the government knows about these wage gaps why aren’t they doing something? So many people have had issues with this wage gap, people with different colored skin to what gender they are. There are women who will get paid 75% of what men get paid just because of their jobs or because people think that they should get paid less because they get stuck with the housework or they are taking care of the elders. To me that is ridiculous, women and men shouldn’t be getting paid the way people see them. Most people think that men have harder jobs and women get the easier jobs but, that isn’t always true.
Estimation results show that increases in the minimum wage were ineffective at reducing poverty among single mothers. Many of these working single mothers were not affected by the minimum wage rises because they were already paid more than state and federal minimum wages. The single mothers who are less educated that were affected, did not see a rise in income because of the negative employment and hours effects. In the low-skilled population, a 10 percent increase in the minimum wage resulted in an 8.8 percent reduction in employment and 11.8 percent reduction in annual hours worked. In the long run of a rise in minimum wage, more people fall back into poverty rather than being pulled out of
The lower pay was frustrating for suffragists, but not a huge concern of the government at the time. From 1914-1918 women were hardly present overseas, although the few that were helping across the ocean were nurses, or drivers of the nursing trucks. At the end of World War 1, women did not want to leave their jobs in the factories which slowly led to a popular trend; double income homes. The world went into the Great Depression and in 1939, World War 2 started opening more jobs for women. Women worked in factories like they had in the First World War, but the biggest change in women at work and at war, was women were now allowed to do more overseas.
Women cannot wait for the gap to fix itself. It will take simply too much time for families that need the money their mother makes, they need that money now not in about 43 years when it has fixed itself. One thing about the wage gap is that it does grow over time. This fact which is largely cited as gender discrimination is actually false. Men are typically more likely to negotiate their salary than women.