Have you ever wondered the harsh truth that lies behind these factory doors?
A FACTORY IN CHICAGO , IllINOIS
We haven't slept for days...
WITHIN THE FACTORY
It is horrible having my daughter and I working these long hours.
MEANWHILE IN THE HULL HOUSE
Workers should not be working as long of hours, they need to be paid more and children should not be working in the factories. I, Florence Kelley, will stop this.
Florence Kelley worked to regulate factories and workers rights. She investigated many factories, collecting evidence to help develop her argument.
Don't you fret, I am here to help!
Does this means that I will not have to work anymore?
Thank you Florence Kelley, I just want a better life for my daughter and I.
Workers within the factories worked strenuous hours in very dangerous and unsanitary places. Children were also overworked.
Hereby passed the Illinois law of 1893 which limits women working hours to 8 hours a day, regulated tenement sweatshops and prohibited child labor. I call this success!
Illinois Law of 1893...- 8 hour day- NO children- regulation
Thank you Florence Kelley for helping to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination against race or culture.
The Hull House was created by Jane Addams primarily to investigate factories and help reform workers rights. They worked to improve wages and shorten the work days, also helped to end child labor.
Her actions inspired other labor unions to work to improve working conditions. This is why we have a minimum wage, limited hours and restrictions on children working today.
Florence Kelley visited many factories, to gain evidence to display these horrid conditions to the public. She shared stories and pictures within the factories.
BACK TO THE FACTORY
Florence Kelley's actions paid off, the Illinois law limited women working hours, regulated tenement sweatshops and prohibited child labor. She continued to work within the labor unions to ensure this change.
After Florence Kelley limited Women's working hours and prohibited child labor, she moved onto other progressive movements such as the National Advancement of Colored Peoples.