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Working Conditions

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Grace Booker

on 4 October 2012

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Working Conditions - Mary Harris Jones spent 50 years fighting for workers rights. Industrial Workers Child labor - In 1900, hundreds and thousands of children under 16 worked in factories. -Many states passed child labor laws. -Concerned groups brought child labor to the attention of their state legislatures. -The laws stated children working in factories had to be at least 12 and only work 10
hours a day no more
than that. -Employers widely ignored child labor laws. Women Workers - Many unions would not admit women workers. - By 1900 more than 1 million women worked in industry. - Some women workers joined the textile industry. - some women workers joined the industrial workforce. - In the late 1800s women had jobs as domestic servants. - Many lost their jobs during business downturns or were replaced by immigrants who were willing to work for lower pay. - Employers fired workers who joined labor organizations. - Dissatisfied workers organized groups to demand better pay and working conditions. - Workers could be fired at any time for any reason. - As a mass production spread factories
became larger and less personal. By.Grace Booker Thanks


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