Compare & Contrast Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street by Herman Melville

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1850s: Conflicts between labor and management are not uncommon The U.S. economy is growing rapidly, largely at the expense of unskilled and semi-skilled laborers. Unions are beginning to form on the national level. Local unions also gain more power and represent workers from a variety of crafts and trades. During this period of development, labor organizers begin to make distinctions between skilled and unskilled workers.

1990s: Though not as powerful as they were in previous decades, labor unions continue to exert their power in order to improve working conditions and wages for their members. In 1997, United Parcel Service (UPS) goes on strike and cripples many other industries that rely on UPS for delivery of their products. Teamsters President Ron Carey describes the stake's settlement as "a victory over corporate greed."

1850s: The narrator states that Ginger Nut, the office boy, earns one dollar a week. Wages...

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