Conditions and Wages
Back in the 20th century. Workers on the assembly line worked 9 hours days and were payed around $2.50 an hour. Workers assembled the same part throughout the day leading to complaints that people's bodies were becoming imbalanced. On Five Dollar Day, Henry Ford doubled workers wages to $5.00 per hour, and reduced hours from 9 hours to 8 hours. Nowadays with the addition of robotics to make the assembling process much shorter. Workers are forced to work longer hours, up to 60 per week, and paid less in worse conditions than before. Unlike back in the 20th century, conditions in factories such as ones owned by Apple weren't necessarily bad, but the hours were long, and the pay was low. After an inspection of the factories of Foxconn, by Apple, required Foxconn to reduce their hours, increase pay, and improve the general working conditions of the factories.