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    Labor has multiple definitions such as “work, especially hard physical or mental work” or “a job or task done or to be done”. Labor has had a huge impact on America and the American economy. One of the most important additions to the labor world came in 1866, the National Labor Union. In the early days of work in America there were no labor unions. People worked in unfair and unsafe conditions. Children worked in dangerous factories, minimum wage was nonexistent, and work conditions were…

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    Women's Pay Essay

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    enactment of the NLRA, the FLSA, the Equal Pay Act of 1964 and passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These acts were created to eliminate all workplace discrimination. Roosevelt’s New Deal guaranteed workers a minimum wage and a 40-hour workweek. It was enforced by “the requirement of overtime pay for extra hours worked” (Fredrickson, 20). Women’s wages have gone up but only because there has been a fall in men’s wages, yet the last ten years, women’s wages have not actually…

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    The 1920’s, commonly known as the roaring 20’s, was a time of rapid change. With the workweek shorten to 5 days a week and the average minimum wage rising, people now had the time and the money to do other things. Entertainment became a big part of every American life. It did matter if they were seeking Jazz, Blues, Drama or a good read, entertainment was around every corner. African American during this time began fleeing to the North in belief that they will find acceptance and employment.…

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    Fourth,just as with any job,there are disadvantages when working as a veterinary pathologist.This job requires a 40-80 hour workweek,which means not a lot of spending time with your family.Veterinary pathologists are prone to diseases,since they’re trying to find out why the animal died and most of the time the animals died of a disease.Blood and other bodily fluids are also part…

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    Perk Employee Benefits

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    The changes in the types of benefits provided by employers over the past decade have been excessive. Benefits have always been used as a non-wage bargaining tool when recruiting workers for the company. They types of perks offered can make or break the company when competing for the workforce. From how benefits started out, to what they are now, and how they are improving the improvement can be see and help employees recognize if they are being appreciated. The use of employee benefits was…

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    The shirt waist fire opened the public’s eyes to how unsafe work places were at the time. Many people wanted justice for all of the deaths that occurred during this fire between people jumping out of the building to the people that burned alive inside the building. There were different reporters that wrote or drew about the incident. One cartoon showed a person that committed suicide with the caption “This is one of a hundred murdered. Is anyone to be punished for this?” (Document 2). This…

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    Capitalism is big in the United States. The more profits and surplus, the better the business and economy. The downside is; that means longer working hours for people and less time with family. Even highly skilled employees are replaced by part time newbies for less pay. The newbies are willing to work longer and that benefits the companies. According to the article, Karl Marx said that under capitalism, workers must lose their economic ground for profits to rise. Marx studied the logic of…

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    A special agent 's workweek is around fifty or more hours, including being on call twenty-four hours and seven days a week. This means they are to be available at all times. Because of the long work hours, it is very difficult to start a family while one is still young or has…

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    The Guardian recently published a news article discussing a research study that examined the impact of sleep on obesity. The World Health Organization has identified obesity as a global epidemic with rates of weight gain, poor diet, and inadequate exercise rapidly rising in children, adolescents, and adults. Obesity is a multifaceted issue, having harmful effects on the physical and mental health of those suffering from it. Researcher Lauren Asarnow and her colleagues describe novel evidence for…

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    A current issue being debated about the American healthcare system applies to family and medical leave. “The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave.” (U.S. Department of Labor, 2016) Although this plan allows employees to take leave, this leave is not only unpaid, but also many cannot afford to take it.…

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