In addition to the low wages, they were subject to long hours in the gruesome factories. All of these conditions built up a large amount of anger towards the government and factory owners. The workers had to do something in order to better their lives. Workers in 19th century Europe had horrible lives as a result of limited attention from the government; workers union were the only thing that ended up getting the attention of the government, and therefore bettering the worker’s lives. While working conditions was a big problem during this time period, there were some solutions that did have some affect on the prob... ... middle of paper ... ...sult of little attention from the government; workers unions were the only thing that got the government’s attention, and therefore improving the worker’s lives.
Some arguments raised by the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) are the poor working conditions, low wages, long hours, and children in the factories. The damp, dark, and cold environment can depress the workers even more than they may be, causing rates in suicide to increase. Low wages is another concern USAS have. The workers barley get enough money to survive.
This is how companies minimize their total costs and they seek for locations with the smallest wages and human rights protections (Background). Now lets take a look and see why sweatshop work is so horrendous. The way that sweatshops treat their workers is absolutely brutal. They force their workers to work all the way up to 60-80 hours per week and do not pay them nearly enough to even be able to provide food for their families. Sometimes the workers will only receive a few pennies for one whole day of work (Background).
The Industrial Revolution did a lot of harm on society and damage to the citizens of the working class. People’s lives were ruined and others were ended due to the fact that this was just generally hard on the people of this time. Citizens had it rough when this era was around and people who lived and survived in this time had a strong will to keep pushing and just work on. Not all jobs at this time were terrible, but speaking for the majority of the workers, it was a really hard time. Works Cited (Parliamentary Committee on the Bill to Regulate the Labor of Children in mills and Factories, 1832) (Document 2) (Hine, 1908)
Many of the factories that the United States buys from are in another countries. In these countries they have horrible working conditions. Working in these places called sweatshops should be banned. Sweatshops are "a shop or factory in which employees work long hours at low wages under poor conditions"("sweatshops"). These factories cause problems for their workers later in the worker's life.
Workplace discrimination can be seen in all ranks of job and is it extremely expensive to businesses. Most corporations do not support this act because it is considered to be damaging and promotes disparities. According to (craig 2007), billions of dollars goes wasted annually because of work place discrimination or harassment. Work place discrimination can happen based on some features which are fairly different from workers performance. The damaging effect of this conduct can be high as it decreases job performance, productivity and exposes the organization to costly lawsuit.
Too much pressure will drive workers crazy. As a result, multinational corporations have a bad working condition and workers get sick in body and in mind. Multinational Corporations are harmful because workers have low wages and being tortured and exhausted by the long hours work. According to Global Exchange, an investigation shows that 68% of workers don¡¯t earn enough money to save or support themselves and their families in China. It¡¯s important because Nike¡¯s workers work for a extraordinary low wages.
Waging War with Our Wallets: The Key to Saving the Underpaid and Overworked Sweatshop workers are without a doubt some of the most overworked and underpaid employees. With inhumane, unhygienic work areas and demanding, cruel employers, it is tantamount to modern day slavery. Unfortunately, most of these sweatshops are either located in developing countries or generally impoverished areas in the U.S., where there are not many opportunities for jobs with decent wages. This forces many people (children included) to take on these undesirable jobs in order to provide for their families. Though there are anti-sweatshop organizations dedicated to opposing and halting the usage of maltreated labor, there are too many giant and well-established corporations
Employees working in sweatshops can face long working hours with forced overtime, low wages, can be subjected to verbal or physical abuse, crowded rooms with poor ventilation, and unsafe buildings. Workers are usually coerced against or prevented from joining unions as well. A recent example of treatment of factory employees is the building collapse of a Bangladesh factory on April 24, 2013. Some of the items being produced in this factory were clothing for Benetton and The Children’s... ... middle of paper ... ...o jobs in the new service economy, and are having a difficult time finding work. And to make matters even worse, if they are able to find jobs in the service industry, they are usually lower paying than the jobs they lost in manufacturing (Hodson & Sullivan, 2012).
Constantly working in these conditions is not ideal. Working like this on a daily basis has caused exhaustion and even death in the workplace (Goldman 3). Clearly people working ... ... middle of paper ... ...se problems, and they are trying to do what is best for the workers. There are a lot of migrant workers in China in bad conditions where the factories are poorly lit, and very cramped. A lot of these heinous conditions are caused from the little enforcement of labor laws by the government.