The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Fight for Workers' Rights (Paperback)

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Fight for Workers' Rights By Julie Gilbert, Janos Orban (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Fight for Workers' Rights (Paperback)

By Julie Gilbert, Janos Orban (Illustrator)

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In November 1909, thousands of factory workers walked off the job to protest the terrible working conditions in New York City factories. Joining the picket lines was dangerous, with thugs and police officers harassing picketers, but the protests stirred action. Many factory owners finally agreed to some of the workers' demands and improved conditions. But nothing changed for workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and those workers would pay a high price for the company's dangerous conditions. In 1911, a devastating fire swept through the Triangle factory, killing 146 workers. In the months following the tragedy, the rights of workers finally gained real traction as the state government formed a safety commission and enacted new safety laws.
Product Details ISBN: 9781496686886
ISBN-10: 1496686888
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English