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  1. Labor Pains The Struggles of Workers in the Gilded Age

  2. Focus Question: • If you have troubles with a teacher at school, describe the most appropriate way to address these troubles:

  3. Trouble for Workers • Growth of Big Business led to abuses • Entrepreneurs gained wealth • Workers’ wages did not grow • Business practices led to unsafe workplaces • Workers’ grievances mounted

  4. Major Grievances • Low Wages • Long Hours • Unsafe conditions • Child Labor • Company Towns • Loss of autonomy

  5. Organized Labor • Workers organized into Unions to fight for workplace rights • Collective Bargaining • Higher wages and less hours • End to child labor • Greater voice in the workplace • Mixed Success

  6. ASSIGNMENT Prepare a poster describing one aspect of Organized Labor in the Gilded Age Each poster must include: Use your text, pp. 552-557, 617-620, 700, and 721 for information