Unformatted text preview: mobility, they will likely enter into higher paying jobs and thus be more likely to consume. The next chapters, beginning from the description of May 1, 1867, show a steadily escalating tension between worker and employer. I was not surprised by employers’ refusal to grant their workers with eight-hour work systems as promised by the passing of new legislation. Though I believe that it was wrong for employers to force employees into working ridiculous hours, I do agree with the notion that workers should have been able to negotiate with employers. As usual, though, unwillingness to compromise ended in violence on May 4, 1886. I saw the throwing of the bomb by the group of anarchists as a cowardly attack on capitalism. However, because of the controversy it incited, it could be seen as having been effective....
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- Spring '08
- Marxism, Bourgeoisie, Alissa Herman Death, incipient Labor Unions