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Bessmer Process

a more efficient method of making steel

sweatshop

a shop or factory where workers work long hours at low wages under unhealthy conditions

trade unions / labor unions

organization of workers with the same trade or skill

strike

a stopping of work by workers to force an employer to meet demands

strikebreaker

person hired to replace a striking worker in order to break up a strike

collective bargaining

discussion between an employer and union representatives of workers over wages, hours, and working conditions

labor

to work

entrepreneur

a person who takes a risk starting a new business

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