Industrialism was a rough time for the working-class people. People were forced to work 10-12 hour days with no breaks and received little pay for the job they were doing. There were no regulations like we have now so employers could treat employees however they wanted, if they did not want to work the long hours the employers could easily find someone else looking for a job.
Employers hated the thought of unions, as long as there was no union they had no rules to follow. They could work their employees for long hours and had no safety regulations to follow. Employers could also fire an employee at any time as they wished. Unions would make a minimum wage cutting into employer’s profits.
Workers would have many benefits from unions such as shorter work days and days off from work. They would also receive benefits and be protected if they were hurt at work. People would be able to spend more time with their family and their quality of life would be better. This is something that the working class needed.
Industrialism had its ups and downs for the working class. It opened up many jobs, but these jobs were not great. Employers would make their employees work 10-12 hour days every single day. Unions eventually came to the rescue of these workers to make sure that they could live a life outside of work.