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As urban industrial workers expanded in the 19th century industry and the industrial work force boomed as well Workers however were met with difficult situations that ultimately led to violent outbursts Low wages could not buy food and clothes at the same time and conditions in the work place brought about countless deaths and injuries Growing number of immigrants caused the reduction of wages and insecurity of the workers caused unemployment There were hostilities between workers employers and organizations and complaints of no social safety nets Due to these chaotic dilemmas union members decided to emerge as one in order to overcome the corporations Methods of scientific management were incorporated and the two ideological groups radicals and conservatives were firmly rooted in the belief of mutualism However conflicts between anarchists and capitalists ignited strikes generating the Haymarket Square Riot along with the Homestead and Pullman strikes It was then clear that they could not eliminate corporate control Even with unity the workers resulted in a fruitless effort Urban industrial workers were bombarded with many problems a major one being long working hours They not only had to endure endless hours of labor and turmoil but received scarcely any pay at all To make things worse they were struggling to exist in the late 19th century where industrialization was flustering and depressions were part of the norm An average American worker earned a measly 500 per year and a woman only half as much as the men People were not making enough money to purchase the necessities of life and thus lived a hard struggling life A woman stated she didnt live but merely existed she didnt live that you could call living However even at low wages an incredible number of hours were being worked Skilled workers worked an average of 504 hours a week and the unskilled at 537 hours a week Where machines replaced workers the cost of the equipment had
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