This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization - Labor and the Nature of Work. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The trend toward large-scale production changed the structure of the labor force and the nature of work. As the industrial work force expanded, the unskilled worker replaced the artisan or autonomous craftsperson. The typical workplace was more likely to be a large factory than a small workshop.
Striving for efficiency, employers replaced skilled labor with machines and low-paid workers. Factory tasks became specialized, repetitive, and monotonous. The need for unskilled labor drew women and children into the industrial work force. Some performed piecework, in crowded tenements; others operated machinery in textile mills and garment plants.
Industrial labor in the late 19th century was often hazardous. Workers lacked protection against industrial accidents, long hours, wage cuts, layoffs, and sudden bouts of unemployment.As the industrial work force grew, tensions increased between labor and management. They disagreed over issues such as wages, length of the working day, and working conditions. Labor unions emerged to protect the rights of workers and to represent them in negotiations with management.
The presentation covers the following:
The Changing Workplace
Emergence of Labor Unions
American Federation of Labor
Strikes & Violence
Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The Knights of Labor
The Haymarket Square Riot
The Pullman Railway Strike
Sherman Antitrust Act
Managements Upper Hand
The Impact of Industrialization
Positive Impact of Industrialization
Negative Impact of Industrialization
Impact on The Environment
The Drive for Efficiency
End of Presentation
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