Saint or Devil?
The views of labor from Andrew Carnegie were very contradictory. Andrew Carnegie was a man who believed in labor unions and fought for workers rights, but turned around and treated his workers unfairly. For twelve hours a day and rarely a day off, workers fought through poor conditions that shouldn't even be considered for a man who favored the labor force. Labor unions would usually riot against him for better pay and working conditions, but as time went on Carnegie started to care more for his employees. He had now respected the common man and supported the values as one too. It is too bad that he didn't truly have respect until his selling of his steel industry at the end of his career. After this, he devoted his life to philanthropy, which some may say makes up for his horrible conditions for his workers. Today, many people are on the fence on whether he is a "Captain of Industry" or a "Robber Baron". There is much evidence from his career for both sides, but you decide on which you think he is.