They did not know that they would be beaten, forced to work twelve to sixteen hour says and were paid a very minimal wage. They thought by working in a factory their lives could change, they good make a fair amount of money and spend time with their families. But as people became aware, it was too late to go back to the agricultural age, more and more people suffered during the Industrial Age. But all this led to a positive outcome and now begins the population growth in the cities. Some people believe that urbanization is a global p... ... middle of paper ... ...s, they have developed new modes of transportation and improved it so it would be cheap and they also improved the economy.
As said on the book, How Can The Poor Be Helped (pg. 52) by Thomas Gale, it quote, “..at best living wage laws bring about modest benefits at a higher cost to businesses and taxpayers..”so in other words the better the wage the better it helps workers in there needs. Today minimum wage is a very economic problem to this world wide as some people would rather pay a bit extra more because of the way or how much the people may work at the employment, though some want to be equally fair others think otherwise. It actually determined to the economy as a whole so we are talking lots of money to one single person to all working stations. The wage of the federal money is actually $9.80 per hour so no more high limits so said in the webset; http://www.epi.org (Pg.3).
Prices were so low because of the abundance of goods that many artisans went into poverty. Industrialization had its negatives and positives like most things, but the innovation that came out of that period was necessary to move into the modern era. In Jose de Manuel’s Balmaceda, “On the Need to Develop National Industry,” he states all the good that comes out of industrializing. “If we broadened and made more varied production of our raw materials, processing and transforming them into objects useful for life or personal comfort; if we ennobled industrial labor, increasing wages in proportion to the greater skill of the working class…applied ourselves to producing more and better consuming what we produce, then a more vigorous sap would circulate…” There is no doubt that industrialization improved the lives of many around the world. Many inventions still used today came from the age Industrialization.
Being inexpensive helps the farmer and consumer because prices for the resources to produce and product itself becomes cheaper and more affordable to the public. Also, it allows both producer and consumer to gain financially and improves the economy. Since factory farming is less dependent on manual labor it frees farmers from labor restrictions, this allows farmers to afford to hire workers trained in specialized tasks which then help the farmer produce
Countries like China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Indonesia have factories filled with employees working long hours for not even half the amount Americans get paid for minimum wage. International factories that produce clothing for well-known brands like Nike and Adidas have earned the name “sweatshops”, due to the conditions and the low wages that workers get paid. The term sweatshops have been popularized through the media as exploiting workers in factories where they are underpaid
These factories cause problems for their workers later in the worker's life. Occasionally these problems lead to death. Many workers do not get to see a doctor when they are ill. Workers choose to go work to make money rather than see a doctor. Most do not receive regular vaccinations that help their body fight against "smallpox, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, and diphtheria" (Holland 61). "A sweatshop factory brings visions of dangerous, filthy, and cramped conditions"(Wolcott).
NIKE's Labour Troubles Nike publicizes itself as one of the leading industries in corporate responsibility. However, they do not comply with several human rights obligations overseas in countries like Thailand, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and Indonesia. In these countries, production facilities called sweatshops have been running for almost 35 years employing workers as young as 13 years of age. The conditions of these factories are adverse to say the least and deprive workers of the moral human rights they should be entitled to. Sweatshops are unethical, immoral and demonstrate Nike’s ignorance towards their social responsibilities abroad.
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.
Balko also uses the argument that the workers willingly work in the current environments. Some of the arguments against sweatshops raised by Americans is the they take jobs away from the American people. In the job force it is becoming harder to find an open position any where. Instead of keeping the factories here the companies are shipped over seas, causing millions of job opportunities for Americans to be lost. Some arguments raised by the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) are the poor working conditions, low wages, long hours, and children in the factories.
Besides the economic standing, the Industrial Revolution raised job opportunities, living standards opportunity and transportation opportunities. It introduced many new machines that made like easier for those who had a difficult time trying to survive. The poor were given the opportunity to work, make money, and move from rural areas to towns. Their job conditions weren’t the best, but they still managed to survive. The had the opportunity to contribute to this successful area and making their children future easier.