This shows a lack of compassion by Birling, as he only cares about his wealth and status, and the profits he can gain from his factories. He refers to the working class as "these people" and clearly shows contempt for them. Also, the use of "these people" shows as Birling seeing himself as very superior and separate, and also doesn't want to do anything to build a supportive working community within the factory. People are seen as machines and are expendable to Birling, rather than individual people who have their own dreams and thoughts. In response, Priestley uses satire when the Inspector responds by saying: "After all, it's better to ask for the Earth than to take it."
Glen’s quandary first results from his incompetence in the capitalist society. Glen represents working class men, the proletariat, “who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live “. Therefore, Glen suffers from exploitation of the bourgeoisie, the capitalist class. This is reflected in Glen’s petty wages, which cannot support his family’s already poor living standards. Even worse, despite being strong and skillful at manual labor, Glen, known for his “hot temper, bad memory and general uselessness”, is labeled as a counterproductive factor in the capitalist system.
Employers had no compassion or empathy for their workers who slaved away in their factories. Because immigrant labor was cheap, it was often exploited by the employer. Workers tried to better the situation by unionizing and have a show of strength with the numbers of workers. The big businesses, used government support to suppress the organization of strikes or work revolts. However, when unions rised up and demanded fair wages, employers would have to consider these demands and negotiations would have to take place.
Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat” (Marx and Engels 1848). Social class, therefore, is based upon economic criteria and conflict occurs between those who own the means of production (bourgeoisie) and the wage-labourers (proletariat). As well as having economic control over the proletariat, the bourgeoisie also have the power to determine the superstructure; the ruling class can distort perceptions of the world and hide the true nature of social relationships and the exploitation of the proletariat and, above all, promote bourgeoisie interests. Marx defines production as workers selling their labour for wages in order to exchange money for commodities that will meet their most basic needs. As Marx
They use fear to control employees. People in a minimum wage lifestyle cannot afford to loose their job, so the management threatens their job. Taking away bits and pieces of their freedoms in the work place demoralizes their attitudes and work ethics. Control is the underlying cause of suppression which in turn their advancement and success is censored. All the while their management tactics solidify, which is unfortunate for all of us.
Workers in Generic Workers Union local 153 are unhappy with their union. They believe their union representatives do not respond to their grievances, are cooperating with the employer GloboTechMonstrosity INC., and do not fully disclose the finances of the local. What are the options for the disgruntled union members? What are their legal rights, and where do they derive
The Communist philosophy quite literally expects its citizens to live merely as machines, serving their purpose to the greater good, yet never experiences the pleasures of being alive. Leo is left frustrated and despaired, as many bourgeois were, and began to partake in illegal private trade. This sense of desperation to return to the life of amenities which were at one time rightfully and legally his own, lead him to his arrest and later death. Like Kira, he became consumed with anger and desire to defeat the USSR’s
As a result, it is possible to interpret the industrialization like another form of slavery because it is a nuisance to the worker’s freedom. Indeed, it is a fact; factories owner have a total control on the workers. They take decision without any consent, and they only seek their profits. In fact, Sam tells us about the factories owners’ behavior by denouncing the changes in the lunch hours. (Patch, 67) It is true that the workers are proud of their skills especially the spinners like in Sam Patch, but sometimes fighting back is an obligation.
Morrison explains how the trade has been subdivided and those subdivisions have been again subdivided. This then means that the working man or the machinist never learns his trade because of the changes the trade goes through constantly. “For instance the trade is so divided that the sewing-machine is so subdivided that the man working it is not even considered a machinist at all” (A Mosaic of America, Pg 133). Now a days there are different branches of the trade so that one man can be apart of just one particular part of a machine, and therefore may not know anything about another part of the same machine. Machinery is produced a lot cheaper then what it once was.