The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was an event that held relevance in American history. On March, 25, 1911 at approximately 4:40 PM a fire broke out in the company's factory in New York City which was the deadliest industrial disaster. 147 workers died in that incident, they either died from the fire or jumped from the window. It was considered the most tragic fire incident in New York City. "The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment workers' Union, which fought for better and safer working conditions for sweatshop workers in that industry" (Wikipedia) The fire occurred due to the poor and unsafe working condition in the factory.
About 4000 members of the power union voted to strike, in a move to increase their wages that were set by the Duquesne Light Company. The city’s power supply was reduced to 45 per cent when Duquesne Light Company employees failed to report for work. The Union President George Mueller was sentenced to one year in jail because he inspired the strike. The labor leaders of Pittsburgh supported Mueller’s. George Mueller’s arrest caused eight thousand steel and electrical workers in the Pittsburgh district to strike in protest.
She had friends that were involved with labor organization within the garment industry. Clara was also active as she had joined the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union in 1906 and even formed Local 25 to try to get some equality for women and workers in the industry. She would take a job and then stir up the workers as she moved from one place to the next. She was viciously beat by a group of men that were trying to send a message to her to stop being a strike organizer. She had involvement with three strikes in a period of three years.
No Way Out: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy Monee Crosswhite Las Animas High School Abstract No Way Out: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy Americans, to this day, do not realize the rights and privileges they have with their jobs and how lucky they are to have managers who are responsible enough to protect them. This was not always the case as illustrated in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire took place in March of 1911, after a garment caught on fire, it resulted in the death of 146 workers. The tragedy left its mark in history and galvanized a nation to make sure more precaution would be taken by business owners, and an industrial disaster would never happen again. From left, Max Florin, Fannie Rosen, Dora Evans and Josephine Cammarata, four of the six victims who were the last to be identified after the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory fire.
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00pm PDT by JONATHAN NETTLER Architecture, South Asia 5 1 0 As the death tool passes 300 from the horrific collapse of an 8-story garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, thoughts turn to New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. Can some good follow this disaster, as it did in New York? The nototrious Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was New York City's second deadliest disaster until the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. It was also the instigation for significant reforms in working conditions and building safety. According to Wikipedia, as a result of the fire that killed 146 garment workers, "[n]ew laws mandated better building access and egress, fireproofing requirements, the availability of fire extinguishers, the installation of alarm systems and automatic sprinklers, better eating and toilet facilities for workers, and limited the number of hours that women and children could work."
Labor Union strikes were the most prominent form of worker insurrection against employers. During the period of 1875-1900, many labor unions participated in strikes, however many of them failed to achieve their goals. The biggest reason that farmers and workers went on strike was clearly stated by a machinist before the Senate Committee on Labor and Capital. Because machines were taking jobs away, workers would lose their livelihood, and most likely their only source of income. In the year of 1877, employees working for the four largest railroads went on strike due to the fact that their employers cut their wages by 10 percent; this was known as the Great Rail Road Strike.
Sunday, April 27, 1913 was a date that brought a vicious wave of racism throughout the United States of America. When the body of Mary Phagan was found in the basement of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, Leo Frank, a part owner of the company, was arrested for her rape and murder. There was enough crucial evidence that could have proven other suspects, such as Newt Lee and Jim Conley, as being involved in the rape and murder of Mary Phagan, nevertheless, Leo Frank was arrested despite of not being as strongly suspected as Lee and Conley, and was eventually lynched in an inhumane, unfair manner which was apparently the result of American hatred towards Jews. Although the murder of Phagan definitely ruined Frank’s future, it is extremely important to learn about their past in order to determine their personalities and ambitions for the future. Mary Phagan was born on June 1, 1900 to John and Frances Phagan in Marietta, Georgia.
“A Chaotic Mess” “Pinkerton Riot” is oil on canvas and is presented in an exceptional blurred style capturing the chaotic “crackdown on striking workers during the Homestead steel strike of 1892.” Local artist Raymond Simboli who was born in Pescina, Italy on December 26, 1894 and died April 22, 1964 painted “Pinkerton Riot” in 1942. So how did this riot begin? In 1889 an agreement between the steel mill workers and management had been attained. The workers went on strike and negotiated a three-year contract, which, by general consensus, met all the needs of the workers. On June 30, 1892, this contract expired.
The suit sparked her career as a journalist. “Many papers wanted to hear about the experiences of the 25-year-old school teacher who stood up against white supremacy” (Baker 1). Her writings made it difficult to lead a normal life. They got her fired from her job and almost killed when she began to write the facts about lynching. Wells was born as a slave during the second year of the Civil War six months before the publication of the Emancipation Proclamation.
X Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska at a very young age lost his father, Earl Little an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist Leather Markus Garvey. Earl’s civil rights activism prompted death threats from the white supremacist organization Black Legion. Because of the threats his family received, they had to move to Lansing, Michigan and in 1929 his home was burned to the ground. Two years later his father’s body was found across the towns trolley tracks. His mother Louise Norton Little was a homemaker, suffered emotional breakdown because of her husband’s horrible death and was committed to a mental institution.