It started as fast food employees trying to get more money and turning into a movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. They have made progress in places like New York and California and are slowing winning city by city (“About 1). The aftermath is worse after their protests. By increasing the wage so high corporations will let people go because they just do not want to pay that many people that much money for something anyone can do. In some cases, they will use more skilled workers to replace all the lower skilled ones to make the increase more profitable (Wilson 8).
The greatest and most significant development of this era was industrialization. “The phenomenal boost in manufacturing production,” Chambers said, “Came from a triple revolution: in transportation and communication, in production, and in marketing.” However, this shift did not occur because Americans found factory work more appealing, but the prospect of successfully supporting one’s self and one’s family began to diminish as urban wages surpassed those of rural areas. Although these jobs paid more, the work was monotonous, the hours were long, the managers were demanding and the now widespread title of “employee” suggested an unwanted reliance on the wage system—a direct contrast to the self-sustaining lifestyles of previous generations. Even more frightening were the unsafe and unregulated factory conditions, which led the United States to have the highest accident rates in the industrial world. Regardless of safety concerns, Industrial demand continued to rise throughout the era, and the country responded with a steady supply of workers.
Overall, the 1920s was a critical turning point in America's history.The dichotomies of the 1920s are examples of how things can change tremendously and have an effect on a whole nation. Most Americans started to think differently.They were tired of the normality. Even though some Americans wanted to reinstitute the normality before the World War 1, their ideas could not withstand the ideas of those with new values.
This will only force them to hire part time employees which has already began to take place in many small business including the many corporations as well. If the full and part time workers seek to find insurance through direct contact with insurance companies they will come to find that the insurance premiums have risen since last year especially for males. Obamacare promises everyone will be covered but in doing research it shows you have to apply but may not qualify which means you will be paying higher insurance deductibles. Small business will always have the option of not growing their business to avoid paying health coverage but it only hurts the workers.
Raising minimum wage will affect most individuals without any job skills or experience. According to a research done by Jonathan Meeks and Jeremey West of Texas A&M University, it showed how minimum wage will reduce net job growth by hampering jobs creation in expanding industries. (Maybe raising the minimum wage isn’t such a good idea after all). The effects of raising minimum wage is especially strong for younger workers and in industries with higher share of low paid workers because businesses
The 1920's was a time of change in the United States. “The Roaring Twenties” had an outstanding impact on the economy, social standards and everyday life. It was a time for positive results in the industry of consumer goods and American families, because of higher wages, shorter working hours, and manufacturing was up 60% in consumer goods. But it was also a time of adversity and opposition for others, such as immigrants and farmers. Immigrants had lots of competition when they were looking for work and they weren't treated fairly by Americans, depending on where they came from and what they believed.
The Great Depression replaced those carefree years into ones of turmoil and despair. The decade after the First World War saw tremendous change. Progressivism was a leading factor of World War I and in the 1920’s the evidence can be seen. Industries were making their products at an increasing rate. Products that were not populous before World War I were now used by millions of Americans.
American workers, however, were becoming more and more dependent upon their wages; a fear of unemployment also stemmed from this. Workers didn’t share in the benefits that their employers reaped. In a chart representing the hours and wages of industrial workers, from 1875 to 1891, it shows that even though their wages were subtly increasing, their 10-hour work day remained the same (Doc. A). Factories were headed by large corporations; this, in turn, meant that new machines lessened the amount of workers in certain fields.
Although establishing a minimum wage was a benefit for many people, it also caused problems with employers and their ability to hire more employees. Due to the required increase in pay, employers were unable to hire as many employees, so therefore in many ways, the Fair Labor Standards Act hurt many American’s chances of employment. Many Americans would have gladly worked for less than minimum wage just to be able to work, but now were unable to due to the new federal law (Schweikart & Allen, 2007). The same issues continue today with the federal minimum continuing to rise. Even though it needs to rise so that Americans can afford the basics which is termed the “cost of living”, it still puts the employer in a position to determine if they need to cut the number of
As the country developed and became more successful it attracted outsiders who were searching for chances. During the 1920’s the United States began to confine immigrants due to cultural and economical purposes. The immigrants faced several afflictions such as: racism and religious oppression. The examination of immigration expressed an important shift in American society after WWI. In this essay I am going to discuss how world war one altered the American society with the main influence of race.