Minimum Wage

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In History
  • The Glided Age

    The Glided Age
    The Glided Age was a growth in industry and technology in America. In this period where greedy,corrupt industrialists, bankers and politicians enjoyed extraordinary wealth and opulence at the expense of working class.
  • Robber Barons

    Robber Barons
    During the Glided Age there were these men that hurt minimum wage by using union busting,fraud,intimidation, and violence. They were also relentless in their efforts to amass wealth while exploiting workers and ignoring standers business rules.
  • City Life In the United States

    City Life In the United States
    Between the 1880-1890 almost 40% of townships in the United States lost population because migration. Industrial expansions and population growth radically changed the face of the nations cities like traffic jams,crowded streets,air pollution and health problems became a commonplace.
  • Unions

    Unions
    Unions(a group of workers that unit and make decision) were established in 1881 by American Federation of labor because it was to help the workers with work related difficulties such as a law pay and long hours. They helped minimum wage by setting the standers for education,skill levels,wages,working conditions and quality of life.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    The Pullman Strike was a response that the workers were getting paid less while they were working for hour. They demanded for less work hours and more money.
  • The Rise of Tenement Housing

    The Rise of Tenement Housing
    In the first half of the 19th century, many of the more affluent residents of New York's lower East side neighborhoods (Rich people)began to move further north,leaving their low-rise masonry row houses behind. During that time new immigrants were coming to New York.
  • Issues of Tenements Back Then

    Issues of Tenements Back Then
    Since apartments had no ventilation a Cholera epidemic ( a infectious disease) in 1849 took some 5,000 lives, of many poor people living in overcrowded housing. Tenements were 4-6 story buildings with little air and no sunlight´s in room. 4 apartments per floor meaning 5-6 families per floor.
  • ShirtWaist Fire

    ShirtWaist Fire
    The Triangle ShirtWaist Company factory in New York City,burned,killing 145 workers. It is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history. This comes to show how dangerous working back then was.
  • Females Working Conditions.

    Females Working Conditions.
    Women were much like less likely to work, many were finding employment at elementary and high schools. School boards preferred female teachers not only because they were seen more loving but also because they would do what male principles told them to do while accepting less than a mans wage.
  • Men Working Conditions

    Men Working Conditions
    According to the 1920 census, 85% of men over 14 were in the labor force. Manufacturing workers averaged 55 hours at work per week.Jobs were more dangerous with 61 deaths per 100,000 workers.
  • Elderly

    For those that made it into old age,Social security did not exist. The industrialization economy was no country for old men or women. As families moved off farms into cities and suburbs, it became harder for some old people to find a job in factories. Before 1920, the share of men over 65 working on farms dropped 39%.
  • Child Labor

    Child Labor
    Child Labor laws were put into effect in 1938, regulating the employment for those under 16 or 18 years of age. Child Labor laws helped minimum wage by raising the money to 25 cents an hour and maximum workweek at 44 hours. 25 cents in 1938 worth today $4.45.
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