Question: English & Literature

What is a packing house? What kind of work is done there? What are the working conditions like in this novel? How are these conditions dangerous? How are they unsanitary? What kind of changes did

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The packing houses are places where animals are slaughtered and processed into food that is sold in grocer's markets all over the country. The working conditions in these packing houses, as described in the novel, are unsanitary and dangerous to the employees because of the dangers of being cut or caught in a stampede. Jurgis is eager to see more protection for employees and better pay, but these things do not come during his time there. They would have, however, made things better for his family if the family had received pay while injured or been protected from the injuries in the first place.
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