The Triangle fire and Progressive Change

1.Discuss the factors that led workers at the Triangle Waist Company to strike in 1909. What were the main issues that drove workers at Triangle to strike?

  1. What role did the Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) and urban Progressives like Anne Morgan play in supporting the efforts of the striking workers? How effective were their efforts in ending the strike?
  2. Assess the impact of the Triangle fire. How did the fire “change labor and industry forever”? Discuss at least four specific labor reforms and workplace regulations that were enacted in the wake of the Triangle fire. In what ways were these reforms connected with the broader spirit of progressivism?
  3. What do you think is the legacy of the Triangle fire? Do you think the Triangle fire helped change the way we think about workplace safety regulation? Explain your thoughts in detail.