The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, 123 women and 23 men, died as a result of a fire in a factory they worked in. That day was marked as the deadliest industrial disaster in Manhattan history. In the wake of such a terrible tragedy came the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). The ILGWU fought for better working conditions for all sweatshop workers. However, the union wouldn’t gain attention until after the owners of the Triangle Waist Company, Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, were indicted on first and second degree manslaughter, but were ultimately found to be not guilty.
“ The U.S. is among the last of the industrialized nations to abolish the peskiest little bits of coinage” (Source C). More and more counties will soon join in on the laughter as they dismantle their low value coins. It would be a different story if we used the pennies. Only about one-third of the pennies are in circulation, the other two-thirds of them are hiding in our chair cushions (Source C). Not only is the government losing money from the missing two-thirds, but it is also wasting money on workers.
They didn’t realize how much the A-bomb would affect the people and the whole country of Japan, the 20,000 kilojoule bomb killed 140,000 people within the months that followed. This devastated Japan and eventually led to the end of the war, with America winning.
The model eliminated the Glass-Steagall legislation, which prevented large firms from making risky financial investments. Deregulation is the key to runaway equality and deregulation allowed it to happen (Leopold, p. 35). Lastly, reducing government social spending eliminated many safety net programs that aided and protected workers and families during tough economic times. The cutting of safety net programs does the exact opposite of what the Better Business Climate model promised. The model is supposed to bring renewed prosperity to the United States but it brought more inequality and stripped safety net programs that actually helped most Americans.
The facts that is evident to the general public in terms of this case are that Parent was fired from his job at the bar just days before McColl’s death, the bar owner reported that someone stole $8,400 from the restaurant. Calgary police theorized that this crime could be related to the homicide and DNA evidence has been brought to the case
Luckily, a Kent State professor talked them out of it. He begged them! Photographs of the dead students/protestors at Kent State were exhibited in newspapers and periodicals worldwide amplifying the sentiment against the United States’ invasion of Cambodia and the Vietnam War. The shootings led to 450 college campuses closing across the United States. Shortly after the Kent State shootings, a banner was hung out of a window at New York University stating “They Can’t Kill Us All!” On May the 8th, eleven people were bayoneted at the University of New Mexico and shortly after that 100,000 people demonstrated in Washington, D.C.
The zero-tolerance policy is pushing students out of school right into the justice system also called the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Brownstein (2014) writes the Department of Education estimates that over 100,000 students were expelled and 3,300,000 were suspended at least once in 2005-2006 school year. For this reason, the zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in improving student behaviors and their achievements. In New York City, LaMarche (2011) writes about a recent analysis by the New York Civil Liberties Union revealed that suspensions of four to ten years old had increased seventy-six percent since 2003. For example, the Washington-based Advancement Project, in Colorado, writes about two young boys playing around dented a locker and
The industry, along with many other sectors including defence, has been quietly outsourcing the production site overseas, where the labour market is a lot cheaper. Seeking for an even more drastic cut in workers’ wages, prison labour later became a more attractive option for outsourcing domestically. Prison labour with no union protection, overtime regulations, day-offs, pensions, health and safety protection, and other benefits a normal employee is entitled of could be paid as low as 23 cents an hour in US federal prisons . These were some of the lowest labour pay rate in the world, while the finished products were sold at the highest rates of profit. However, dividends to only a handful of CEO and top stockholders at top military corporations actually surpassed the total wages being paid to the more than 23,000 imprisoned workers who produced UNICOR products.
-Seattle General Strike The Seattle General Strike, which occurred in February of 1919, was considerably one of the largest American union strikes of all time that ultimately shut down the city. The strike started by shipyard workers was a “protest against continuing wartime controls on production and wages imposed by local yard owners…”(Lecture B, Week 2). Even though this strike was started by the shipyard workers many other unions chimed in with “At least 25,000 union members…”(Lecture B, Week 2) following “...in support of the shipyard workers”(Lecture B, Week 2). The city of Seattle had anticipated this would be a dangerous strike and had brought in plenty of extra protection by putting thousands of police on duty for the strike. However,
Scott Stringer issued a report calling for total removal of the commercial Bail Bonds in the city, hoping it would eventually lead to the states and the nation. In Stringer’s report is said that the city spends $100 million a year to lock up people who are too poor to make bail. This was news to one of the biggest bail bond business owner in New York. She claimed that Bail Bond businesses are small functional and integral part of the criminal justice system for New York. $10,000 bond costs $860 in New York, the lowest premium in the nation.
It 's in business to make a profit. It does what it has to do to make a profit. That 's the nature of corporations or companies.” With this quote, perfectly highlights that it is in a corporations’ nature to do whatever it takes to maximize profits even at expense of working people. The documentary highlights and exposes the level of corporate greed and lack of empathy upon the well-off member of Flint society. Ultimately the GM factory closures meant 30,000 people struggling to find another livelihood in Flint, Michigan.
It took nearly 3 hours to dump all of the tea into the harbor with 100 colonists. “Under pressure from the patriot groups, the consignees in Charleston,New York, and philadelphia refused to accept the tea shipment, but in Boston, the chosen merchants refused to concede.” (http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party). The reason the british taxed so much for
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers. In 1911, the 275 girls died that day had only 27 buckets of water (Leap for Life, Leap for Death).
People escape tyranny from their own governments to come to the United States to be used as cheap labor while under severe discrimination. Or global corporations making billions of dollars in profits, yet they neither pay taxes nor a decent salary to its hourly employees. To this day in history, the system still belongs to the ones at the top. Those who are perceived as weak or vulnerable could end up collaborating to the greatest cause without being fairly compensated. The arguable change is the access to equal opportunity across the board.
first casualty of these bomb attacks was a 65 year old veteran who was one month away from his retirement. FLQ’s total disregard for human lives was evident from their most devastating attack on the Montreal stock exchange, on Feb. 13th 1969, This explosion caused massive destruction, estimated in the millions of dollars, and seriously injured 27 people. Despite such gruesome acts by the terrorist organization like FLQ, the authorities in the province of Quebec seemed powerless as they were unable to raid and make arrest of suspects unless they are granted warrants, which sometimes took months to obtain. Some people might argue that only two high profile kidnappings don’t provide