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| The Triangle Fire | | | ALEX I. EDWARDS | FIT |

This paper speaks of the tragedy that took place in 1911, which in turn became a major clash between management and labor. However, end the end brought about new regulations and reforms that are still be used today. |

If it weren't for the tragedy that took places many years ago, the lives sacrificed unknowing by the individuals who lost their lives in this tragedy, we today could be still working in hazardous, unfavorable conditions, long torturous hours, and next to nothing pay. The industrial period brought on many changes because of the united from of the NWTUL and NLA. The Labor Relations Process book discusses the Unions that developed and grew in this time period. There is a reason why we are required to have adequate fire escape routes. Fire alarms, fire safety plans in place, fire extinguishers available and ready to use. Annual or quarterly checks regarding compliance with regulations of public safety (1962). The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst, traumatic, disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The incident had great significance to this day because it highlights the inhumane working conditions to which industrial workers were subjected too. To many, its ugliness epitomize the boundaries of industrialism. The catastrophe still remains in the shared memory of the nation and of the international labor movement. The victims of this catastrophe are still celebrated as martyrs at the hands of industrial greed (Holley et al p 44). Stein begins his book with March 25, 1911,a fire broke out at the Triangle Waist Factory in New York City. A total of 146 people were dead due to this fire in a matter of 18 minutes. Fire consumed the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the then…...

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