In quote 1, the speaker says that workers have time to eat, drink and sleep.
The stretch out is
when workers were stretched on the machines.
when workers were assigned multiple pieces of machinery to operate.
the wake up call from the factory
the time for workers to rest in the middle of the work day.
Why were workers upset with the stretch out?
their pay was not increased
the pay of the overseer was increased
they had less time to eat
they had more lag time between shifts
According the quotes, the workers found the premium system to be "a curse."
The "old man" in quote 3 is
the factory owner
The premium system provides bonuses to
In Massachusetts, workers usually worked 12 months out of the year without days off.