The owners forced them to live in isolated communities near workshops and forced them to buy goods with high interests. The cities were poorly constructed and crowded with people and residents. 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.
Employees’ output is subpar and does not conform to the expected or stipulated levels. This has adverse effects on downstream automakers because they must contend with delays in the supply of side mirrors. It also results in missed deadlines, which erodes customers’ confidence in the organization. Sluggishness among employees also results in a general rise in overheads (Beer & Collins, 2008). For example, the organization must airlift completed parts to customers to shorten delivery times in the face of production delays.
During the Progressive Era there were multiple of changes occurring that people became overwhelmed. New resources in the oil market, industrialization, fights for equality. There were many factory jobs, however, no one to stand up for the workers. So of course people will turn to their government for help, the power house of the country. However, even the government was picky in what they helped with.
As a result of this hindrance, court-appointed lawyers for these defendants are not compensated adequately, which results in a lack of competent lawyers due to low enticement. Additionally, poverty-stricken citizens are at a major disadvantage due to the presence of payoffs and bribes throughout their trial. These citizens on trial have spent most of their lives in unfortunate situations, going days on end without food, water, or shelter; all basic needs for survival. Because of this arduous upbringing, it’s likely that justice will not take a high priority because of the money involved. The gap between the wealthy and the impoverished will continue to grow, increasing the amount of people who will be at a disadvantage in our justice system due to their lack of wealth.
The Jungle exposed the horrific work conditions, the poor food quality, and the deceitfulness of the business owners. Working in Packingtown, Chicago was a nightmare because 99% of the jobs were very deleterious. Finding jobs were very scarce and there were not a lot of jobs that were great, so people had to take anything they could get. These jobs had no safety precautions or safety rules; employees got seriously injured daily and death would happen occasionally as an effect of on the job accidents. Some of the jobs were just detrimental to the employees’ health even without the accidents.
Later, she was found in contempt of court and was arrested. This shows how “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” are not being enforced and are being ignored in today’s world. Article 23 states, “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment” (579). This relates to today’s society because of the many sweat shops around the world. Citizens from third world countries fall victims to unsafe and unfavorable working conditions because their bosses take advantage of them.
The condition of the working class in the US at the beginning of the 20th century was extremely challenging since workers had to struggle for survival on the daily bases that can be clearly seen from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. However, in the course of time, the situation did not change in principle because the US did not conduct systematic socioeconomic reforms that would eliminate conditions for the exploitation of a large group of people by a few for the benefit of the few, while the large part of the population remains at the risk of economic disaster. At this point, the recent economic recession is the best evidence of the lack of such reforms. This is why just like a hundred years ago, the US still faces the problem of the social injustice with the severe exploitation of employees, whose only source of income is scarce wages, while a few families concentrate in their hands the lion share of the national wealth and have a considerable and determinant impact not only on the US economy but also politics. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair does not just show horrors
There are many other traps around America that deceive the immigrants because their weakness of not knowing English and the desire of getting a great life in America which lead them unpreparedly get fooled by the businessmen. These traps prevented the immigrants from leaving America, because of the significant amount of debt that they have to pay each month, which forced them to keep working and become the slave of this capitalistic society in America. Unfortunately, even they work very hard, in most of the time they will not get anything in return, such that Jurgis’s family cannot even keep the house at the of the book and many of family members’ health destroyed by the harsh working conditions in the
The abuse and mistreatment of maquiladora workers is the main problem that they are facing. Even though the Mexican law provides protection for the employees the managers choose to ignore them. The workers earn less than the United State 's minimum wage most workers earn about 3.50 an hour. Industrial accidents and toxic exposures are common in this type of work environment. Workers are not given training or provided with safety equipment.
People were afraid and concerned since they had a major insufficiency of jobs, supplies and shelter. Many companies began to enforce wage cutbacks and increased workload. Relief was not being offered to all the unfortunate Canadians who did not have a job. Many people were laid off from factories which meant that supplies were scarce as not many people could afford to provide for their family’s, people turned to the government to find a solution. I believe that their expectations were much too high as the government was struggling too.
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.
Nearly 11.6 million immigrants come to the U.S. Officers count is that 20% of immigrants get caught trying to cross the border. Many immigrants travel for days and can be killed in deserts by poisonous creatures. It’s not fair how people have to break a law just because they want a better life. Sometimes they get deported back and leave their families behind. I believe those who want to cross the border should get a background check.
In addition, the vocational services set standards and guidelines throughout the workplace to provide services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students. “Our society is full of people whose contributions and desires to integrate often go unnoticed and unfulfilled. ()” “Ignorance is Bliss.” The lack of knowledge from ignoring what the world has to offer to you is hindering our society today. These immigrants play a vital role in American society and the economy, but we have yet to fully understand or implement a plan to accommodate their needs for them to achieve success as a U.S. citizen. Most of these workers come into the workforce with little or no English language proficiency which is a major disadvantage.
Once they get to America, they realize that life here was not all that it was cracked up to be. They get mistreated, and their daily lives become very challenging. It is very hard for them to find jobs, and once they do, they get paid little to no money at all. Both the Flint Water Crisis and The Jungle have many similarities. They both are real life stories on how government officials let many people suffer due to corruption in the government.
Companies have outsourced factory work to developing countries where they can pay the workers pitiful wages since the citizens of these countries are desperate to earn any money that they can. Whenever the citizens are no longer “desperate”, the company will just move their factory to another country. This is because corporations are unable to keep meaningful relationships. Even though these corporations want to seem that they are helping the citizens in these countries, they really do not care about these workers. Many of the corporations have harmed people in order to turn a profit.