1. How are labor conditions today different from the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill during the early 1900s?
People today are protected from dangerous work conditions because of government restrictions and regulations. During the early 1900s, workers at the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills often worked extremely long hours, they breathed in air full of lent that would choke them and children as young as 8 were employed.
2. Compare and contrast the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill strike with strikes today.
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3. On May 20, 1914, The Atlanta Journal reported that, according to the union, between 500 and 800 people were on strike. Management claimed the figure was actually 78. On June 2, the union claimed 1,700 were on strike; on June 3 management cited the 78 figure again. Why would the union group and management report such different numbers?
The higher the number of strikers the union could claim, the more legitimate their cause would appear to the public. The lower the number of strikers claimed by the management, the less legitimate the strikers' cause would appear to the public.