9.07.2015

happy labour day


4 comments:

allan said...

She's also probably working 14-16 hours a day.

laura k said...

She was probably locked in an unsafe building. If she broke a needle or wasted fabric, her pay may have been docked. She may have worked a 7-day week, and if she didn't, her mother did.

allan said...

WhoWhatWhy: "If you’re a US worker who has ever taken advantage of work-free weekends, lunch breaks, paid vacation, sick leave, social security benefits, minimum wage, overtime pay, or a 40-hour work week, you can thank the American labor movement. This collection of images shows historic parades, strikes, and tragedies that ultimately made way for significantly better working conditions in the US. ...

If you work in the US, you have likely taken advantage of a plethora of rights and laws fought for by the American labor movement, including:

• Work-free weekends
• Lunch breaks
• Paid vacation
• Sick leave
• Social Security
• Minimum wage
• Civil Rights Act/Title VII (prohibiting employer discrimination)
• Eight-hour work day
• Overtime pay
• Child labor laws
• Workers’ compensation
• Unemployment insurance
• Workplace safety
• Collective bargaining rights
And more

laura k said...

Great post, Allan. Most of those are true of Canada as well.