"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. The Shirtwaist Factory was located on the Asch Building in Manhattan. The working area was crowded with young workers. There were about 500 workers on the top three floors. On the ninth floor, there were approximately 288 machines and 308 employers.
George Mueller’s arrest caused eight thousand steel and electrical workers in the Pittsburgh district to strike in protest. Mueller wanted them to return to work, but the union members had a meeting and voted to not consider a company offer about their wages until the court lifted its antistrike injunction. Due to the strike many stores closed, and the trolley service was reduced to 50 per cent of what it was before. The charges against Mueller were eventually dropped, which led to negotiations about wages. Trolley service was completely cut by a sympathy strike a short time after the negotiations began.
Immigrants worked in sweatshops that were dangerous. Many immigrant workers were killed and injured (OK). Even young children worked in these dangerous factories (OK). Reformers and Progressives got laws passed to prohibit child labor. They also got a minimum wage set for women (Document 3).
There wasn't time for many trips to the bottom and back up before the fire reached the elevator shafts as well. Others ran to the fire escape. Though about 20 reached the bottom successfully, about 25 others died when the fire escape collapsed. In total of the 500 employees, 146 were dead. One result of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was that the New York governor appointed a commission to
Friday, March 27, 2009 Triangle Fire and Rose Schneiderman's Speech One of the greatest industrial tragedies in U.S. history occurred on March 25, 1911, when 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, died in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist company in New York City. The victims had been trapped by blocked exit doors and faulty fire escapes. The aftermath of the catastrophe brought grief and recriminations. Protest rallies and memorial meetings were held throughout the city. During one meeting at the Metropolitan Opera House, tension broke out between the working-class Lower East Siders who filled the galleries (and saw class solidarity as the ultimate solution to the problems of industrial safety) and the middle- and upper-class women in the boxes who sought reforms like creation of a bureau of fire prevention.
Dora Rodriguez Professor Rutledge English 1302 29 March 2014 Working Women in America On the 25 March 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. One hundred forty-six died on that day, most of whom were women. These young ladies had been locked in during working hours to keep the union organizers out. “The Triangle fire shocked the nation” (Davidson et al. 599).
In this particular case, 111 innocent people lost their lives in 1947 because public officials in public administration did not regard the public safety of those people who depended upon them to enforce regulations set in place to protect them. The lives of many families were changed forever. John Bartlow Martin, in his writings about the incident, called “The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped” recounts the catastrophe and tries to bring some understanding as to why the disaster occurred. LOGISTICAL ALTERNATIVES Driscoll O. Scanlan was the mine inspector at the mine when this disaster occurred.
Instead the company disciplined yet not the warehouse employees she was speaking with. The company took no measures to help fix the poor performance of an excellent employee whose work declined at a rapid pace instead they made changes to her work to that would directly cause her performance to suffer. Fortin was praised for her work only months before
No one person or company and or organization should be allowed to discriminate against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation choice and they are most certainly not allowed to discriminate against an employee due to the way he/she decides to dress. More importantly when they are off the clock. This decision would be akin to firing a woman truck driver for wearing a flannel shirt and a pair of jeans while off-duty; this would be absurd, the decision to fire Oiler based on his choice of wardrobe when he off the clock is absurd and completely unwarranted. Oiler had a squeaky clean record during his many years working for Winn-Dixie; he was basically the perfect employee and to violate his employee rights and invade his privacy as the company did clearly shows a degree of narrow-mindedness and bigotry It would be easier to understand this decision, if Oiler had been dressing this way on the job due to the fact that many organizations must insist particular dress-codes but; even if this were the case, Oiler would have been given a warning and offered the chance to “conform” to policies, but they fired him based on his behavior off the job is a huge violation of numerous federal and state laws as well as his personal rights. If nothing else these four things will happen in lou of this event.
To go on, these same eye witnesses were never questioned by authorities until 48 hours after the incident occurred. This is a perfect example of how the Oxford police were indifferent to the crime and had no interest in pursuing justice. It is one thing to realize that so many townspeople would care so little, but it is the police’s job to care and effectively ‘protect and serve’. The racial killing of Marrow was not only grossly unnecessary but also morally lacking. It is hard to believe that even in the 1970’s so many people in my own town could so readily display such a disgusting side of human nature.