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. New York City was one of the areas in the country that was hit the hardest during the Great Depression. By March 1930, there were fifty bread lines on the Lower East Side alone, serving 50,000 meals a day to the hungry.
By 1932, half of New York's manufacturing plants were closed, one in every three New Yorkers was unemployed, and roughly 1.6 million were on some form of relief.
Jack Willy, 30 years old, was a car company assembly line employee in New York city, New York. He was working for many assembly line factories.
He had a wife and three children who could’t go to school because of the family's economic situation.
Jack lived in a shelter house in the suburbs. Every day, he had to walk 3 miles to get to the company. He had to work 9 hours a day with the salary of
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They quit their jobs, shut down their line, destroyed factories and went to strike on the street.With the victory of the sit-down strike, he had enough money to pay for his child education.
Jack was a farmer since
. At the end of the war,the U.S. economy fell into the Great Depression. Jack became bankrupt. Then he and his family left their farm and moved to New York to start their new life.
They stayed there for many years and looked for jobs and income to buy food and pay for their children's education. His family would go down town where they received free food at a
. In that period,it was very hard to find a job in the big city. Fortunately,he got hired by the
Ford auto company
as a assembly line man.
Ford Automobile model
Because of the low payment so he plan to quit his job.In 1936 with family support, he joined in the sit-down strikes with his co-workers for his equality.
He worked with his co-worker in the ensemble line 30 hours a week with the low payment and healthcare. His company produced 1000 cars per weeks.
With the effect of the trike and the New Deal of President Roosevelt,his children could go to school and became successful. In 1941 the
years, he worked for the weapon production company to
support the U.S. army
In 1935 Jack joined to
UAW (United Automobile Workers)
UAW is an American labor union that represents workers in the United States
Was created to gaining high wages and pensions for the auto workers.
$0.25 per hour