How Did JP Morgan Treat His Workers?

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There is no evidence that J.P. Morgan treated his employees any worse than any of the other major financiers of the late 1800s and early 1900s. However, given the fact that management during that time period pushed as hard as they could with regard to working hours in a day while keeping wages as low as possible, and given that union protections that are commonplace today were not a part of the workingman's experience in the time period, working for Morgan's companies was a dreary prospect, just as working in any other factory would have been.

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