There is a strike at the local factory that has not become violent yet. The business owners are planning on bringing in pinkertons to help break up the strike. before answering this question please read through the sites below to get an idea of who the Pinkertons were and what they did. Remember to keep in mind the group that you represent.
Strike at homestead mill
The number of people in Unions in America has declined ever since the 1950. Do you feel that this trend will continue into the future? Make sure to back up your argument by looking at the sites below on unions.
Economic policy institute
For this argument make sure that you stay in your roles that were assigned for this class. Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin helped create and pass a law that limited state employees collective bargaining rights and also asked them to contribute more to their health care plans and pensions. Read through the links below to get an idea of the bill and some of the points that were in it.
The first child labor bill, the Keating-Owen bill of 1916, was based on Senator Albert J. Beveridge's proposal from 1906 and used the government's ability to regulate interstate commerce to regulate child labor. The act banned the sale of products from any factory, shop, or cannery that employed children under the age of 14, from any mine that employed children under the age of 16, and from any facility that had children under the age of 16 work at night or for more than 8 hours during the day.
During Industrial revolution their was a large amount of immigrants into America. This Topic asked you if you would be in favor of the government putting limits on the amount of immigrants that are allowed into the country. Remember with more immigrants means more workers to compete for jobs.
During the Industrial Age there was no limit to how much an employer could ask a worker to work in a week. Workers would work for 10 or more hours a day for 6 days straight. This means they were working for over 60 hours a week. When answering this debate, remember the group you are part of and some of the issues that they would have to consider when answering this question.
The minimum wage is currently at $7.25 an hour. There are some people that currently argue that the minimum wage law is limiting job growth. Would your group support keeping the minimum wage law or would they want it done away with. Remember that the minimum wage law was not always around. For this topic think of your group in the present time rather than in the past.