What made working conditions in most factories unsafe?
Factories had poor lighting, little fresh air, and unsafe machinery.
A community set up by a company for its workers
Paper that could be used only to pay for goods in company stores
Amount of money a worker got paid
What were some new jobs created by new inventions for women?
Secretaries, telephone operators,
Why did company owners hire women and children?
They would do the same job as men for less wages.
A group of workers that tries to help its members.
Knights of Labor
A labor union formed with skilled and unskilled workers.
Founded the American Federation of Labor.
Why was the AFL different from the Knights of Labor?
The AFL had only skilled workers, the Knights of Labor had both skilled and unskilled workers.
Stopping work until demands are met
The Haymarket Square Riot
A protest against a company that made large farm machinery.
The Homestead Strike
When union members at Andrew Carnegie's steel mills were forced to accept lower wages, they went on strike.
Young boys employed by the coal industry