A Living Wage for any worker should be enough to cover her or his basic needs, and the needs of her family, allowing them to live in dignity. Many garment factories are extremely unsafe and overcrowding. As a result of this factory fires
The working conditions were inhumane and unsanitary. For hours that could extend from ten to sixteen a day, many times with no breaks while working in claustrophobic areas, doing the same tedious task over and over again. (Modern World). While many workers were treated poorly, those that took more abuse than most were women and children.
This can be backed up because in the first and second article it states that people were made to get up at the crack of dawn to start working in the fields and they would stop working in the middle of the night, people were given a very small salary too little to live off by, and people did not have much to eat after the hard day of work. In the article it states : The work was tedious beyond measure, and painful. Weed-clearing crews worked all day bent over. Workers who stripped the cane of its sharp-edged leaves went home each afternoon with cut and blistered hands. They also had to deal with wasps that infested the fields.(1)
Not remembering where to drive home from school like remembering the road you passed by millions of time from since you were born. Now I started a chapter in my life, not knowing how to go through it. Being scared of what’s to come how I’d be able to do that or how I’d be able to find that out. I was just lost in a whole different country with a different language and culture. Different custom just basically everything is different from the way people look to the clothes on their body.
The work was also dangerous with not much supervising by the government. Workers, on the other hand, had little or even no bargaining power to leave the unsafe conditions. Nowadays, When Americans only pay attention when extreme work strike, levels of abuse are the norm hidden in the factories around the globe. Although the condition seems much improved, consumers don’t know the true fact- “Today, American citizens simply cannot know the working conditions of the factories that make the products they buy.
A Greaser’s Daily Trouble Have you been thinking, which side suffers more, I will show you why the greasers suffer more than the Socs. In the story, the greasers are always getting bothered by the Socs. The greasers are always having it very hard everyday. The greasers do not have everything, while the Socs have everything. The greasers struggle more than the Socs because they were poor, their parents did not care about them, and they were always in fights.
The corporations and management system was faulty. They didn’t provide worker safety measures. They focused on consolidation, and simply removed competitors. They had
The working conditions were hazardous and many men, women, and children died from accidents that would happen with the machinery. “If the English worker died of starvation or was injured by accident in the mills, it mattered not to the employer, for he was not legally liable, and the worker’s place could be supplied from among the thousands ready to work for even a bare subsistence.” Men and women would have to work hard for long hours and receive only a low wage. Adult men were paid more than women or children, but their wages were still not enough to support a
The working conditions of the laborers working on fruit plantations, clothing workhouses and other factories have be considered barbaric. Worker on plantations seldom receive safety training and often obtain injury while on the clock, either from insufficient training on how to use machines, the chemicals used, or illness from overwork. One could argue that even though these conditions are awful, it is a job and they recieve money to survive, but one could ask whether or not it is worth it. A person could argue that if workers in a first world country worked 12 hour days in such conditions, severe actions would be taken to change the situation. The foreign workers in Asian and South American countries are out of sight, and therefore out of the minds of the consumers living far away from the origin of the products.
Many women were subjugated to working in factories that produced clothes, war parts, and car parts. These jobs were not very secure, were unsafe, and paid very little for long days. A family would not have been able to live off of such a small income. Although many opportunities have been spread to women of
Factories were paying far too little for someone to feed their whole family for that little, so many either would die or would turn to crime to survive; these laborers wanted equality. Men, women, and children were working and got employed in factories to work, and the dangerous and strenuous labor that children were put through to help the family expense caused many young children to die. Workers individually could not stop corporations, but collectively they could make an impact on their wages. The corporations eventually had to succumb to the pressure of labor supplies because the National Trade Union convinced the majority of the labor force to work from 12 hours a day to 10 hours. After the labor unions won, workers worked less, and they still had the same salary.
Miners had to go through many struggles whether it be being paid so little it results in poverty and hunger, working through dangerous conditions that cause accidents and miners being seriously injured and killed, when protesting for these rights for decent pay and better safety they were beaten by company thugs or even the police, they lived in company towns that helped little and made debts go up which resulted in families being forced out of their company houses, and when finally getting these basic rights many miners fell ill due to breathing in the coal dust for many years and no protection from it. Coal mining may have created jobs for poor men and immigrants, and earned the government money yet miners and their families for many years were ignored and looked after so terribly that many lives were lost too prematurely. " The company couldn 't be loved as it many times in the past proved, it didn 't love us." -James
I have lived in two different worlds. The duality of the immigrant experience is a battle that every first-generation child has to wage. As I conquered my language barrier, a whole new world full of traditions and customs opened up. Seeking acceptance from my peers, it was hard not to adopt their culture and ignore my own in the process. However, abandonment was not an option in a family with a strong cultural identity.
When I came to this country, unlike others, my family had no experience with how things worked here. Which meant whatever I learned here, was just a new to them as it was to me. My education became more about encountering and trying new things than about succeeding. Because you can succeed if you don’t know how things worked around here. From the moment, I set foot in this country, I knew no one will ever give me anything on a silver platter.