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Definitons
1. Working class: people who work for wages in factories, mills, mines, and other
Businesses, usually performing manual labor.
2. Sweatshop: a small factory where employees work long hours under poor conditions for
low wages.
3. Child labor: the practice of using children as manual laborers.
4. Division of labor: a method in which factory production is divided into separate tasks,
with one task assigned to each worker.
5. Tenement: a run-down apartment building.
6. Labor union: a group of workers organized to protect the interests of its members.
7. Strike: a labor action in which workers refuse to go to work.
8. American Federation of Labor (AFL): a national labor organization, founded in 1886,
that consisted mainly of skilled workers and focused on higher wages and shorter
workdays.
9. Socialism: a political theory that advocates ownership of the means of production, such
as factories and farms, by the people rather than by capitalists and landowners.
10. Collective bargaining: negotiations between employers and employees concerning
wages, working conditions, and other terms of employment.

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Working class

  • 1. Definitons 1. Working class: people who work for wages in factories, mills, mines, and other Businesses, usually performing manual labor. 2. Sweatshop: a small factory where employees work long hours under poor conditions for low wages. 3. Child labor: the practice of using children as manual laborers. 4. Division of labor: a method in which factory production is divided into separate tasks, with one task assigned to each worker. 5. Tenement: a run-down apartment building. 6. Labor union: a group of workers organized to protect the interests of its members. 7. Strike: a labor action in which workers refuse to go to work. 8. American Federation of Labor (AFL): a national labor organization, founded in 1886, that consisted mainly of skilled workers and focused on higher wages and shorter workdays. 9. Socialism: a political theory that advocates ownership of the means of production, such as factories and farms, by the people rather than by capitalists and landowners. 10. Collective bargaining: negotiations between employers and employees concerning wages, working conditions, and other terms of employment.