Early Efforts at Labor Organizing
Read the three sources: The Knights of Labor, “Early Efforts at Labor Organizing” located in the America Firsthand textbook. Pauline Newman et al., “Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company” located in the America Firsthand textbook. Five Myths About Gender Pay Gap (Links to an external site.) online article located here and in this week’s module. Write a minimum of five paragraphs, (five sentences minimum for each paragraph), essay based on the primary sources and address the sources in the order they are listed above in your essay. Address all sources by utilizing quotes from sources with in-text footnote citations to back your contentions and provide evidence After reading the primary sources answer the following questions within the essay. Why were unions needed in the 1800s? What were workers asking for in their work conditions? Were the Knights of Labor’s demands met by the time the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occurred? Have we as a society achieved all the goals early unions set for the working class or do we still have inequity and unfairness in the workplace today? If after reading the sources you feel society is still falling short with working conditions for employees, mention the areas of improvement you think still need to be achieved.
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