The industrial revulsion effected many employees. Employees were demanded to work long hours, mostly fourteen to sixteen hour days. They would be pushed to work harder and harder. Women, African Americans, and children would be payed less than men. Children would start working at the age of seven. The children even worked fourteen to sixteen hours a day. Women and children worked because the men of the family were off to work, the women were single moms, and if the family needed more income. The conditions were harsh for some of the works. They would fall asleep at the machine due to the lack of sleep and harsh punishment from the higher command employees.
The workers had enough eventually and wanted to have their right in the work force. The workers formed a union. The union workers went on strike to have eight-hour days and to be treated fairly. The KOL became the largest industrial union. The KOL focused on economic justice and democracy. They believed that all men are created equal, so there for they should be treated the same. They also believe that everyone should have the same opportunity in jobs.
Keene, Jennifer. Visions of America: A History of the United States Volume two, 3e, Pearson, 2017.