Child Labor Exposed In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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After reading Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, child labor, urbanization, industrialization and immigration are problem quite sore during 1880-1910 period. Firstly, the future of the world depends on the child. However, the lives of children today are causing people to worry about. According to the Labor Law, provisions on workers be aged 16 years or older, able to work, working under labor contracts, paid and subject to the management and administration of the employer. (provisions on worker cases from 16 years of age and under 18 years of age, then the conclusion of the labor contract must be approved by legal representatives of the employees). So, any children under 16, if any company accept them to work is infringe the Labor Code. In The Jungle, Ona Lukoszaite, one of the main character which is fifteen – have to work hard to have the income for her family. Moreover, other characters such as Stanislovas (thirteen), Vilimas (eleven), and Nikolajus (ten) had to go into the city to sell newspapers to help a small part for their family. After Oda had the first baby, regardless she goes right back at work in…show more content…
In the process of labor created wealth for the society, people are always exposed to machinery, equipment, tools and environment ... This is some active process rich, diverse and very complex, so always incurred the dangers and risks ... make workers can have an accident or occupational disease, so the question is how to limit the accident workers to the lowest level. One of the most positive measures is educational awareness of labor protection for everyone and make people understand the purpose and significance of the work of labor protection. In the Jungle, winter is the riskiest season in Packingtown and even Jurgis, he had compelled to work in an unheated slaughterhouse in which it is hard to see, hazards his life consistently by basically going to
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