His father, who worked at home, was known all around (New World Encyclopidia)it’s even thought that one of his uncles was killed during a radical political experiment. His father wrote articles that would sometimes be published explaining how the English were evil or even how Catholics were the devils of the world. But with that factories started taking away many of the business that local men got and forced them to go and work for factories. His father was a too extreme risk to take on so he was left without a job. They had to borrow 20 pounds from people around the town to get a ticket to America.
He started this company in Chicago, Illinois, hiring workers in the town to work for him. Following the economic depression in America in 1893, Pullman changed the conditions of these workers. He cut wages, increased working hours, and laid off some workers. On May 11, 1894, several thousands of train workers responded to these conditions, starting an unannounced strike at the Pullman Company in Illinois. During the next couple of months many people died due to the violence that was going on in this strike.
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.
During the Gilded age billionaires like Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Rockefeller were earning massive profits off of the backs of cheap, underpaid labor. Working conditions in the late nineteenth century were terrible and the pay was even worse.Workers would work for 12 hour days in harsh dangerous conditions with no job security and no safety standards These employees would earn a bare minimum wage of one dollar a day for six days a week. Outraged workers wanted better conditions and better pay, so they formed unions like the Knights of Labor (KoL) and the American Federation of Labor (AFL). These unions fought for eight hour work days, better conditions, and better pay along with other topics. The Knights of Labor included black and female members unlike the American Federation of Labor.
The Industrial Revolution, starting in the 1880s, had brought out the emergence of a middle and working class in America, which hadn’t really existed before. As this was a new group, they had no true representation. Companies at this time were used to exploiting their workers for little to no pay, as well as making them long hours all seven days. Because of this many unions were very reluctant, or even outright refused, to compensate their workers properly during the early 20th century. American workers saw what was happening in other countries, where worker revolution and civil unrest was taking place.
Also all of the secondary business went down too, so nobody bought anything so all the workers were unemployed. Afterwards the businesses which relied on others, for example cars rely on tyres so if the tyre business went down then the car business would have to go down. This happened all over America and had a huge knock-off effect on the farmers as they need a lot of farmers to grow crops. This was all because of a financial disaster, and all of the countries around the world were involved and lasted for a decade. This links to the novel because Lennie and George signify a s being from the depression and looking for jobs.
The Pullman Strike in 1894 was also a secret union and again, it’s illegal but they risked it for better working conditions, an eight-hour working day, and thirty percent back to their wages. This strike was formed because the government cut the wages by thirty percent which affected three thousand citizens (lecture, February 12). These people struggled for social justice and equality and these organizations improved society and the Gilded Age which is soon to be the Progressive
In Document H, when Hamlin Garland, a journalist, visited the Homestead steel mill, the journalist said that everywhere in the mill felt like the mouth of hell. Hamlin saw grimy men with sallow and lean faces everywhere and when Hamlin asked one of the workers how their job is, they replied that they work twelve hours a day and mostly receive between $1.40 and $2.25 a day and rarely $5/$10 a day. There was also a machine known as deathtrap that kills workers occasionally. With Carnegie being so rich, he could’ve paid his workers more. Additionally, in Document O, Andrew Carnegie reduces the worker's pay wage by 20% in order to donate more money for his own selfish needs.
Illegal immigration has been around ever since borders were created to divide the world. The reasons for illegal immigration, stretch from escaping unstable governments, seeking job opportunities, and making money. In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Wilson, Armstrong). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. Unfortunately, illegal immigrants cost the U.S. government around $11.4 billion to $20.2 billion each year due to the use of America’s goods without paying all their taxes (Amadeo).
To prove that you obviously have to have a job but cnbc news states that 40% of the 8.5 million unemployed americans stopped looking for jobs. Those are all american citizens and the illegal immigrants have jobs and they get paid. They are taking money away from American citizens that are looking for jobs. The illegal immigrants are taking job spaces from American citizens. That is like then you were little and you had a really cool toy and you didn’t mind sharing it with your siblings but someone you aren’t good friends with comes and starts playing with your toy.
During the Industrial Revolution big businesses took places of small workshops, increasing to quantity but not quality. This made many people lose their jobs, and now there was only one place to work the factories. Ahead of these factories were big business owners, some born into money others worked their way up to it like Andrew Carnegie. Work at these factories became unsafe and the pay was bad, they could only blame one person and that was the owners. People of this time saw these business owners as either villain or hero, witch side of the scale do Andrew Carnegie falls on?
The 1920s are often remembered as the roaring twenties, but for many Americans this could not be farther from the truth. While affluent Americans drove the new Ford Model T, listened to jazz, and enjoyed their lives in newly industrialized cities, farmers suffered immensely. Although the majority of urban Americans were well off, the 1920s cannot be characterized as an age of prosperity because those in rural areas did not prosper and instead experienced a deep agricultural depression. The growth of industry was apparent in major cities where people could afford to buy consumer goods with disposable income, but families on farms had a much lower standard of living. This wealth disparity was mainly due to the fact that farmers had no control