In class we did an interactive activity online, the objective of the activity was to read and analyze 10 documents and sort them into three categories. Based off the documents you have to decide what those three categories are and which document falls under which. All 10 documents were based on the Homestead strike, where workers at Carnegie Steel Company protested against their low wages and unhealthy working conditions. The three categories were the three perspectives of the strike, the workers perspective, the companies perspective, and the newspapers perspective. This activity gave an overall understanding of the experience of working for a big business.
Patents- license that gives an inventor the exclusive right to make, use, or sell an invention.
Productivity- the amount of goods and services created in a given period if time
Steel- is lighter stronger and more flexible than iron
Piecework:-workers received a fixed amount for each finished piece they produced. Forced workers to work fast and efficiently