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    Throughout the Progressive Era, the typical work day consisted of long hours and poor working conditions until Samuel Gompers transformed the entire work force that evolved to today's average working day. Samuel Gompers mobilized the the work force tremendously with great dedication and passion for a better life for all working men. Gompers pushed to end child labor and a limited workday with manageable working conditions. Samuel Gompers changed the lives of working individuals and with great motivation and preparation, he was able to contribute the eight hour work day, better working conditions, and an end to child labor. Motivation Samuel Gompers had incredible motivation to challenge the working industry to improve the lives of working individuals…

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    those in service from 20 to 27 percent. This shows a massive migration towards the urban and away from the rural. This caused GNP to rise from 7.4 billion to 91.5 billion in just 50 years. This migration, and better access to medicine, also lead to the increase in life expectancy from 42 to 54 years. All in all, during the Technological Revolution, we saw a great migration towards the city, made possible (and desirable) by the railroads. This lead to quite the upheaval of everything Americans…

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    The Knights of Labor started as a mystery society of tailors in Philadelphia in 1869. The association developed gradually amid the hard years of the 1870s, however specialist militancy ascended toward the finish of the decade, particularly after the colossal railroad strike of 1877, and the Knights' participation ascended with it. Terrific Master Workman Terence V. Powderly took office in 1879, and under his authority the Knights thrived; by 1886 the gathering had 700,000 individuals. Powderly…

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    the day, they would complete their assignments on the farm, and at night, they would go back to their living quarters. Each unit had a group leader who would ensure that everything in the unit was running smoothly. One WLA unit was assigned to the Vacaville Camp, a site built and furnished by a group of local California fruit growers. The growers, who realized the importance of the farmerettes, funded the construction of the camp with their own money. The area consisted of canvas tents with…

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    As workers were mistreated during the late 19th century, the labor movement was then created to have better working conditions, such as reducing their hours, forming workplace protections, and increasing wages. Since workers were being mistreated, they came together to form labor unions such as the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor. With the creation of labor organizations, the involvement of corporate power, as well as the idea of nativism, it affected the formation of the…

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    workers’ rights. This paper will examine how labor unions brought about changes in the work place thus protecting the rights of its workers. There four worker’s rights that I would like to expand upon. First is the 40 hour work week. Secondly is the 8 hour work day. Thirdly is the employees’ occupational safety and health. Lastly is the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title Vll. History What is a labor union? According to the American Heritage Dictionary (2006) defines a labor union as “an…

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    During the immorality of the Gilded Age of 1865 through 1900, no other group felt the corruption more intensely than the American industrial worker class. Commonly referred to as the slaves of the north, the American industrial workers were brutally treated, working long, gruesome hours and receiving a meager pay. Naturally, this injustice led to advocating for better conditions. Although several factors attempted to improve the lives of the American industrial workers, they ultimately…

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    The Knights of Labor. As mentioned in class on their quest of the eight hour work day. Knights had grown considerably from their grassroots movement of a secret society to an all-inclusive labor union regardless of which trade a person practiced. The Knights hold several accomplishments in the creation of legislation regarding labor laws. Not only did they fight for the eight hour work day but abolition of child labor, equal pay for equal work, and political reforms including the graduated…

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    terminated but some of them do not have enough knowledge relating with compensation rates. Most of the conflicts between employer and employee are “compensation” said Daw Thet Su Mon, Staff Officer at Yankin Township Labor Office. Most of the labors in garment factories are not clearly know about how many day-offs they can entitle to take a year and all of the gazette holidays shall not deducted salary with any reasons. “I only know that gazette days are holidays and I don’t dare to take a day…

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    The next idea talked about in the articles in startup culture. Unlike other workplace environments startup culture values open communications and flat hierarchy. The culture of a company is very important because culture shapes the everyday performance and decisions across all levels of a company. Just like other workplace environments startup culture has both advantages and disadvantages. For a worker a startup can provide a better workplace environment, with people that are more diverse and…

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