Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911

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1. Labor Laws back in 1911

1.1. Children had to work long hours with the adults

1.2. The supervisors paid their employees whatever they wanted

1.3. supervisors secretly didn't obey some of the labor laws, for example, they would lock the workers inside their workplace because they thought they were stealing the products.

1.4. The workers were not allowed to be apart of unions, but they secretly joined them anyway

1.4.1. One of the most popular Unions was called the International Ladies' Garment Workers.

1.4.2. There was also another union called the Cooper Union

2. Working Conditions back in 1911

2.1. Their work space was crowded, meaning it was a fire hazard

2.2. extremely low wages with long hours of work

2.3. a lot of people worked twelve hours a day

2.4. The workers barely made ends meet

2.5. The workers are charged for a damaged piece of clothing, no matter of they damaged it or not.

2.6. The bosses would deduct 2 dollars out of the workers salaries during a slow season, but they workers never knew why

2.7. The Workers also lived in crowded urban districts.

2.7.1. These crowded urban districts were called tenements. Imagine Living in a crowded home, then also going to work where it is also crowded?

3. Because of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, there was a huge reform in the Labor Code and Fire Safety Laws

3.1. After the Fire, there was a wave of a Progressive Era, Many Unions such as The National Consumers League, The Association for American Labor Legislation and the National Women's Trade Union League are a few organizations that were apart of the Progressive Era.

3.1.1. I would say that the Women's Trade Union was the most effective because the sent out questionaires about how bad the workers' conditions are.

4. My Job as a Toll Collector

4.1. has benefits

4.2. Eight hour job that pays well

4.3. The Collectors get three breaks, two 30 min breaks and one hour for lunch

4.4. It goes against the rules if we dont get our breaks

4.5. Sometimes the toll booths are cramped, depending on which station you work at.

4.6. In the summer time, some of the booths don't have AC and in the winter time, some of the booths don't have heat, or the heat faintly works.

4.7. If the job deducts money from our paycheck for any reason, they make a note of it on your check so you know what is being deducted and why.

5. Modern Labor Laws

5.1. Reasonable working hours

5.2. There are better working conditions

5.3. There are safety methods to protect the workers, so that if anything happens people know what to do and where to evacuate

5.4. The employees receive a certain amount of breaks

5.5. Injuries are sustained on the job

5.6. Workers are able to join unions

5.6.1. My mother is a Police Officer and she is apart of a union called Boston Police Patrolmen Association

5.7. Children have to be a certain age in order to work and they can only work a certain number of hours

5.8. Workers are limited to working 54 hours without overtime

5.9. Something that they have today is called Human Services. These people help you if you are having problems with your co-workers

5.10. Today, minimum wage is $ 7.25, employers cannot pay an employee less than that.