Lastly, the Industrial Revolution caused the curse, poor working conditions. Many factories were unsanitary, hazardous, and the bosses were terrible. Some men had to work in dark, moldy places for at least 12 hours a day with no breaks. The bosses did not care if workers suffered, they cared about the money they were earning. In addition, chemicals and disease spread quickly in factories which were dangerous for the workers. Employees were payed very little a day and the employees were usually unskilled. From "The First Industrial Revolution," "Machines spit out smoke and in some factories, workers came out covered in black soot by the end of the day." In result of the poor working conditions due to the Industrial Revolution, Labor Unions were made and many workers went on strike.
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