In the historical past of the labor movement in the 1800s, the Untied States of America had reached the second industrial revolution. In its occurrence, labor movements had many factors which affected the company and laborers themselves. Laborers were strongly determined to the union; they accepted any measures from the government or their factory owners. And the government itself was willing to use any measure, such as killing, to those did not cooperate and help maintain peace in their factories. Laborers were all tired from being treated like slaves and work under unbearable conditions. In the end, the only two choices they had were to either live by their factory owner’s rules or to live under their rules. And they answer they choose was to form unions. These men and women were fixed with purpose to receive the rights and privileges they deserved as citizens of United States.
But what were the goals of these laborers? Why did they form unions? Well, several components had an impact. The most intellectual impact is time. The goals of these coalition of workers as it states in document 3 paragraph 2 till 6 “1. To bring within the folds of organization…….brains have created.” was to combine all the factory workers in the unions, more wages, benefits, and privileges. Children below the age 14 should be prohibited to work in workshops, mines, and factories, equal pay to both sexes and most of all less working hours. This will give laborers more time for social enjoyment and intellectual improvement since the laborers work harsh 10 hours per day six times a week. Time is what they needed the most. These workers formed unions and began to strike for their rights. Following low wages, in document 5 paragraph 2, it addresses how a man earns a total of $3.75 for a thousand cigars
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made. “Stripping tobacco leaves together, and then he makes the filler and rolls the wrapper on and finishes the cigar.” It’s not as easy as it seems to be....