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The Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912 By: Seth Phelps, Boaz Drain, Joel Alejos, Daniel Jaques, & Luke J. Phelps-Roper
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Issues- Not enough wages (32 cent decrease) Hours for women and children decreased (56 hours- 54 hours) Terrible working conditions (children described working conditions as brutal and poor pay) Life expectancy went down (Respiratory infections from inhaling dust/lint, as well as death from machinery)
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The Specifics The Companies Involved Just one, The American Wool Company In Lawrence. It was a textile mill in Massachusetts. Had lowered wages after a law lowered women's working times to 54 hour per week. The Workers The woman workers wages were cut down by 32 cents The workers were angered The workers wanted to have an increase in there pay and work less hours The workers went on strike in order to achieve their goal. Around 25,000 workers went on strike
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The Specifics (cont.) The Roles of Management Cut wages When workers went on strike, owners first
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