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A Review Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire?

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Todays lecture was “Stitched Together: Workers, Students & the Movement for Alta Garcia”. There were two films shown. One was a short film focusing on the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and the second film was on the Movement for Alta Garcia. The overall purpose of this presentation was to show and raise awareness to viewers. Working conditions are extremely punitive and must be put to an end. American Labor Unions and labor laws have also drastically changed overtime.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, New York City on March 25, 1911 was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the history of the city, and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. Triangle Waist Company was one of the largest blouse makers in New York City. They specialized in making shirtwaists, the very popular women's blouse that had a tight waist and puffy sleeves. Approximately 500 people, mostly immigrant women, worked at the Triangle Waist Company's factory, in the Asch Building. They worked long hours, six days a week, in cramped quarters and were paid low wages. Many of the workers were young, some only age 13 or 14. The source of this fire was due to a lit cigarette on the ninth floor. The women on the ninth floor were not able to escape. The exit doors were locked, and the owners on the tenth floor were able to escape. One recalled, the clawed nails of the women being trapped. The large number of deaths exposed the dangerous conditions in high-rise factories prompted the creation of new building, fire, and safety codes around the United States. Most of the victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. The trag...

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... say in what they have in their college apparel stores. If they are unhappy it leads presidents of the universities to alter the issue. Regarding the concern, slowly but surly relates to the workers who are making the apparel.
In conclusion, the two films that were shown were extremely persuasive, logical, and fact-based. Working conditions were and still are extremely harsh in sweatshops. After the 1911 Shirt Waist Fire many new laws and regulations were brought about. Such as, keeping exit door unlocked at all times and sprinklers in case of a fire. Alta Gracia is a movement that not only helps its people by treating them with respect and dignity, but also the buyers. When buying a t-shit or sweatshirt from Alta Gracia, you feel ecstatic. American Labor Unions and labor laws are still in the process of improving but it is up to us to enforce it.
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