Joseph Rojas - The Triangle Fire - Project - U.S. History

Joseph Rojas - The Triangle Fire - Project - U.S. History

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  • 1900: The Ladies Garment Workers Union is created in New York City, as the Triangle Waist Company is later founded by Blanck and Issac Harris.
  • 1909: The ILGWU goes on strike in September and December. Up to 30,000 women workers were involved in the strike to increase safety in the work area.
  • On March 25th, 1911, a fire brakes out at the high stories of the Asch Building. 146 of 500 employees were killed in the fire. Most of the workers were immigrant women. This tragedy showed how much carelessness there was for women and workers in general who just wanted equality and safety.
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