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Workers Presentation

  1. 1. Workers During the Industrial Revolution
  2. 2. Created by Brenden & Brett
  3. 3. Key to Success <ul><li>The key to success during the Industrial revolution lied within the workers. They had the ability to make there lives easier, with numbers they could stand together and fight for more opportunities, more rights, and a better work experience. How would they deal with the extremities at hand. The Industrial revolution took a stand at how workers were treated. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Children during the Industrial Revolution <ul><li>Children in factories were forced to do jobs of high stress levels like assembling boxes, polishing shoes. Children would also working factories, mines, and even having there own business of selling food. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Women during the Industrial Revolution <ul><li>Woman, single or married, would often find waged work out side of there homes. either working in textile industries, domestic service, and piece work shops. They also worked in coal mines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Working Conditions <ul><li>Some working conditions such as the cotton trades were very long and painful hours. The work places was very hot and workers didn't get a break at all. As people were working they were not just working on the machine they were always moving part for other machines around and they were always lifting something that was quite heavy. Added dangers also affected the hours worked of the employee. It was quite common for workers to work more than 12 hours a day and the jobs were in a hot and physical environment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Coal Mines <ul><li>Coal mines were some times very dangerous places were the roofs sometimes caved in, explosions happened randomly and workers were seriously injured. there were very few safety rules which also led to a far amount of injuries. The younger children often worked as &quot;tapers&quot; who worker the trap doors. they sat in a hole that had been hollowed out for them and they held a string which was attached to a door. When they heard the coal wagons coming they had to open the door by pulling on the string. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wages And Hours. <ul><li>Children as young as 6 years old would work up to 19 hours a day and only receive little or no pay and they only had a 1 hour brake a day. it was not common for children who worked in factories and worked 12-14 hours with the same brake. Not only did these children work hard, long hours, but also, they were in horrible working conditions. Lifting large and heavy items but there was also dangerous machines which was very common for children to be working on or working near. Many accidents would occur either injuring or killing the children. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cotton industries <ul><li>Cotton is a white substance composed of the hairs surrounding the seeds of the cotton plant. By 1802 the industry accounted for between 4 and 5 per cent of the national income. By 1812 there were 100,000 spinners and 250,000 weavers working in the industries. Linen was also used to wrap thread in the fustian cloth. the invention of the water-frame made it possible to make cotton cloth with cotton wrap and linen was then no longer needed for this. </li></ul>
  10. 10. IRON WORKERS <ul><li>One factor contributing to the develop of the industry was the nations large supply of coal and steel. The iron and steel business from charcoal to coke was accompanied. Iron ores required a low flow of air through out the furnace. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Unions during the industrial revolution <ul><li>The National Labor Union was founded in 1866 and was the first national labor federation in the United States. The leader of then NLU was William H. Silvis. The NLU followed unsuccessful attempts of labor activists and formed a coalition of trade unions. The NLU brought together all the national labor organizations and the &quot;8 hour leagues&quot; so they could create a national federation that would try for labor reforms and could help fund for unions in places where there was none. They choose arbitration over strikes and called for the national labor party over the two parties they already had. They invited almost everyone to join from the most skilled construction employees to less skilled farmers however it wanted the excursion of Chinese employee's and made very little effort to defend the rights of women and African American workers </li></ul>
  12. 12. KNIGHTS OF LABOUR <ul><li>The knights of labour were all inclusive, they accepted blacks women and employers were also accepted as members in 1878. Thousands of women were recuited for this group by mary harris jones. Bankers doctors, lawyers, gamblers, stockholders, and liquor manufacturers were excluded because they were considered unproductive members of society. Asians were also excluded and the Knights strongly supported the chinese excursion act. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Unions in Canada today <ul><li>Canadian unions stand out, for we have two very distinguished laws: the rare feature of &quot;the delay of the work stoppage&quot; and the decentralized control of labor relations. &quot;The delay of the work stoppage&quot; is basically a period where people of both sides can cool off and think before they can lawfully take action, if they do not follow these steps of this procedure; it is thought to be an unlawful. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Workers had a major part in the development of the Industrial Revolution, but they were brought down to the lowest rank in society and treated unfairly. The industrial revolution couldn't have happened without the new technologies and factories, but without workers working in and using them it'd be pointless. As progress continued, workers realized they deserved better and started to make changes. </li></ul>
  15. 15. CONCLUSION <ul><li>The Workers went through great changes to get where they are today. With ups and downs the workers finally got through the hardships to get where they are now. Even though our work system is not perfect it has deffinatly improved from what went on during the industrial revolution. Work places are safer, hours are much less, Child labor is not longer a problem and the wages have vastly increased </li></ul>