They slaved for hours and hours over large machines, working for long hours each week. Workers suffered constantly, weaving and sewing until closing time. Many people perceive that mills were run by greedy owners and in most cases, they weren’t wrong. Mill owners gave workers little pay and little time to eat. Workers were only paid enough to support their homes and they could barely support their family.
Although many people were being employed and paid, working conditions were very hazardous and payment was unfair. Workers would work twelve to eighteen hours a day, but got poorly paid by their
As it states above slaves were sent to slave-breakers and so this is one of the struggle they had to go through in their life is getting their souls broke down. One more slave named Harriet Tubman had physical pain when she disobeyed an overseer by not helping capture a runaway slave and got hit in the head with a two pound brick. This shows that many slaves had to deal with many pains and it shows that even disobeying a little command lead to struggle she would have physical pain with.
Document 5 shows a testimony given by a factory worker about how numerous people died at two separate mills because of dangerous working conditions including hazardous materials in the air to dangerous machinery. The worker who testified was also said to die within the year of the testimony due to poor lung health because of the dust in the mills and malnutrition. This document shows how many workers from different factories all have dangerous working conditions and that it is due to the lack of safety precautions and caring about the well-being of the workers, and because the point of view is coming from a worker it also shows what the factories from someone who is basically living in them instead of simply being an observer like the many other documents. The
African American women who choose this field of work were almost always undervalued, underpaid, overworked and in most cases unprotected. Some domestic workers also had to face abuse and maltreatment. The work was hard, but there was only little these employed women could do. Women depended on the low paid wages and most of the time had to accept these forms of treatment, since there were no laws for wages or working conditions in the domestic service. “It tends to be perceived as something other than regular employment, as not fitting the general framework of existing labour laws despite the fact that its origins go back to the "master-servant" relationship.” (ILO, 1).
She has to do favors for the boss and if she doesn’t follow his orders she is fired. This situation happened a lot back then and there wasn’t anything they could do. The working conditions in the slaughterhouse was an issue too. The working conditions were just horrible. Dead rats and insects all around the working area.
The Great Wall came with many losses like all of the deaths but have you ever wondered what hey went brought? The people who built the wall went through many harsh conditions like a starvation, loneliness, boredom, the weather conditions, weakness, falling from the heights documents F, E, B. You never really starve or get lonely or bored now days because we have so much and we have a lo more freedom than what the people back then had, you cant talk with friends or text, no face time, no electronics. I still disagree with the wall being built because of he harsh conditions, the cost was greater than the benefits document F, B,
Rape on the Night Shift is a documentary about the sexual assaults that some of the janitors suffer while working at night. This documentary reveals the injustice that these workers have to go through because most of them are undocumented and they don’t know their rights. The experiences of woman in this documentary is correlated with the feminist theory, the idea of seeing women unequal to men and the idea of the men having the power to control women. Indeed, the documentary let us see the gender inequality, exploitation, and the de-valuing of woman’s work. We see the feminist theory in the documentary when the managers or supervisors sexually abuse of their workers.
Indentured servants lives would not be great but still better than the lives of slaves. They servant would be supplied room and board while working in their master’s field., and only about 40% of servants lived to complete their contract. Female servants had a rough life and were often harassed by their masters. If a female servant became pregnant she would have years added on to the end of her contracted
A large amount of workers endure long, strenuous hours working in undesirable conditions. Across the country, despite the variance among the occupations, all blue collar workers experience the same hardships. This lifestyle is not easy according to the testimony of those that have endured this way of life. Often times workers experience stress, fatigue, and depression due to the repetitive tasks that they are given (Hurley). To be apart of this culture there is no set of rules or laws that an individual worker must follow.