Triangle Fire: Chapter 1 Reading Response Factories were popping up all over the United States and offered work for many poor people. The conditions were terrible and many workers were injured or even killed on the job. “By one estimate, one hundred or more Americans died on the job every day in the booming industrial years around 1911” (Drehle 3). Despite the dangerous conditions, the owners did nothing to change it. They just hired the next person to ensure that they would continue to make money, so many of the workers were involved in strikes.
He believed in boycotts and arbitration but he opposed strikes. A successful strike by the knights against jay Gould’s southwestern railroad system in 1884 brought a flood of new members. Over Powderly objections the other members of the knights participated again so when the workers struck the Gould system again in the spring only to be beaten again- In the general strike that began in Chicago On May 1, 1886. On May 4 when a bomb explosion at worker rally in Haymarket square it triggered a national wave of arrests and
Due to Stalin setting his targets to high, they were never met. Despite the high amount of productivity that was being achieved, In 1929 factories started working seven day weeks and from 1931 all industrial and transport workers had to obey strict rules or risk being sent to prison. These rules placed fear in many people as they did not want to be sent to prison because without work they had no money to supply their family with food and shelter. The workers seemed controlled by Stalin; if they did the slightest thing wrong Stalin would fire them from their job or send them to prison. This helped Stalin because it mad him feel powerful and that he had the civilians under his power.
In 1946 at the age of nineteen Chavez joined the United States navy, but years before that in 1944 Cesar Chavez was arrested at a segregated theater for no reason at all. In April 1962, Cesar Chavez along with others began the United Farm Workers or mostly known as the UFW. On September 30th 1962 the red flag with the black eagle, as the sign of hope to the union. Cesar Estrada Chavez was also known for many of his boycotts against some of the most known vineyards like Guimmara and DiGiorgio. The Union took up many strikes against DiGiorgio vineyards but in 1965 was the huge boycott against their grapes that the corporation had to get a judge’s order against picket lines on May 20th, 1965.
Germany was beginning to rebuild herself. However in 1929 the stock markets crashed in America – The Wall Street Crash – and they called back their loans. Germany relied on the loans from America. As a result of this German companies and businesses went bankrupt and 6 million people were left unemployed. The Nazis said they could solve these problems, and create many jobs in the army and building work.
However, what made this situation even worse was the fact that the Government told the workers to go on a general strike. As the Government had sanctioned the strike, they were therefore held responsible for paying the workers’ lost wages by going on strike. The Government now was losing all the money generated from the industry in the Ruhr and was having to pay out to the striking workers. There was little else the Government could have done, but if they had not publicly told the workers to do it, it is possible that the workers would have gone on strike anyway as they would not want to work to give all their produce to the French. This way, the Government would not have to pay out compensation to the strikers.
On Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire started on the eighth floor. Work had ended at 4:30 that day and most of the workers were gathering their belongings and their paychecks when a cutter noticed a small fire had started in his scrap bin. No one is sure what exactly started the fire, but a fire marshal thought a cigarette butt had possibly gotten tossed into the bin. Nearly everything in the room was flammable, (hundreds of pounds of cotton scraps, tissue paper patterns, and wooden tables). Several workers threw pails of water on the fire, but it quickly grew out of control.
There was a huge uproar in Germany and the Weimar government called on workers to passively resist the French. The German people did this by going on a strike and refusing to co-operate with the French, this was a double blow for Germany as they were loosing both possessions from the Rhur but it was now also loosing all that the Rhur would have produced therefore making Germany even poorer. During this period of time over 100 German workers died due to these demonstrations. 1923 was also a difficult year for the Weimar Republic because of hyperinflation. Hyperinflation happened because Germany owed so much money due to reparations of the war, it simply thought that it would just be able to print more money, but when a government prints money that it does not have the value of money decreases and prices go up.
The meeting lasted only ten minutes, since all those present quickly agreed that Tom Kinder should be fired. According to management, Kinder had caused the company numerous problems over the last eighteen months, and the incident that Saturday had been “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Plant management believed it had rid itself of a poor employee, one the company had offered numerous opportunities for improvement. It seemed like an airtight case and one the union could not win if taken to arbitration. Tom Kinder had worked for the Aero Engine Company for fourteen years prior to his discharge. He was initially employed as an engine mechanic servicing heavy-duty diesel engines.
Why did the 1905 Revolution fail? The 1905 Revolution was a major crisis for the government and came as a result of both long and short term causes. A month after Bloody Sunday, half a million workers went on strike in protest at the massacre, by the end of the year this had risen to 2.7 million. The strikes affected the railways, so food could not be delivered to the towns and cities., the peasants started revolting by stealing land from their landowners. Eventually national minorities engaged in widespread protests.