Working Conditions Factories

Lesa Alston

Working Conditions

The conditions in factories during the Industrial Revolution were very bad for the people during that time. The Health conditions in the factories were brutal, completely unsanitary. There was child labor which is today banned, there where unsanitary conditions and the factory workers had very low paying jobs.



Factory workers had to face long hours, poor working conditions, and job instability. During economic recessions many workers lost their jobs or faced sharp pay cuts. In order to save money many employers hired women and children to work in factories because these workers would work for lower wages than men. Some women were paid as little as six dollars per week, a sum much lower than a male would have received.