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Mother jones triangle

shirtwaist factory fire march


of mill children
By Emily Campos
Mother
jones
Who was mother jones
Five foot tall mother jones was fearless fighter for workers right

Mother jones joined the knights of labor or assistance

Worked to better working conditions and focused on miners

She did movements across the country


Jones impact
She became a national speaker for unions and children labor law

She helped the international workers of the world


Personal life
She married a skilled iron molder and staunch unionist

She had for children with him

Sadly yellow fever killed her husband and her four children
Triangle shirtwaist
factory fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

It was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City. Late in the
afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle
Shirtwaist Company, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch
Building

146 lives lost mostly women. Vived and horrid tragedies that changed
American labor unions and labor laws.
Who owned the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?

owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris,

was located in the top three floors of the Asch Building, on the corner of Greene Street and
Washington Place, in Manhattan.

It was a true sweatshop, employing young immigrant women who worked in a cramped
space at lines of sewing machines.

They found guilty of manslaughter.

Blanck continued to own other companies, including the Normandie Waist Company, which
garnered him modest profits.
Background
Working conditions in the early twentieth century were not very safe for many factory workers. In June of
1909, a fire prevention specialist sent a letter to the owners of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory to discuss
ways to improve safety in the factory. This letter was ignored. The work day at the Triangle Shirtwaist
Factory was 14 hours long with only one break throughout the day.

At the end of September 1909, with the backing of Local 25 of the International Ladies Garment Workers
Union (ILGWU) the Triangle Shirtwaist factory workers went on strike seeking increased wages, reduced
working hours and union representation.

In 1909, which was before the horrific event, the owner of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory hired private police
to beat the women who were on strike .
March of mill children
Who what when where why
Where-Philadelphia Pennsylvania

When- In June 1903

Why-To stop child labor

Who-Mother Jones

What-Kids are used in factors and being over worked -Little children
worked in factories with little pay
-Mother Jones took care of them

- Mother Jones got a group together to march 125 miles

to the president to stop child labor

-Mother Jones talked to crowds of people about child labor, showing


them how the children have been injured and how skinny they were

-She wrote letters to President Roosevelt

-Mother Jones put the little children in cages to show how trapped the
children felt
Therese Lefere March of the Mill Children Resolution Thirty-five years
after the march of the mill children,

the president passed the Fair Labor Standards Act so the children did
not have to work anymore. Falling Action They returned home and
stopped the strike and all returned to work

Climax President does not see them because it is a state problem Rising
Action Exposition