what were conditions like for workers before the beginning of the labor movement
Horrible, the conditions were very poor but people were desperate to hold on to these jobs. They barely got paid enough to make end’s meet and was much less than the work they had to put in. Regardless of age they were forced to work in areas that were extremely dangerous and unhealthy. The standard of living was very low and unsatisfactory. There were no pension systems so they had to keep working even at old ages. Children had to work and bring home money, after they stopped allowing children to work they could no longer be supported and many died.