DOC 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Fire Hose, Fire Escape

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)
Safety Hazards
Fire buckets of water
Only three
Fire hose doesn’t work
Exit too narrow to let more than one girl through
To check bags for stolen fabric
Their health and safety are less important than fabric
Fire escape locked
Emergency stairs are too short to reach the ground
Trial for factory owners
Found not guilty
Gained insurance money for loss of property
Struggle in the Fields - Gonzalez
Take-aways
What was the farmworkers movement?
How and when did it develop?
What organizing strategies did people use?
Who were the key organizations and leaders?
What connections can you make to DOC material?
The Delano Grape Boycott (1965 - 1970)
Lack of protection for farmers
Life expectancy of a farmworker is 47 years
Not allowed to vote for a union to fight for these rights
Farm workers are excluded from benefits
No bathroom facilities
No water on hot days
Migrant workers disadvantages
Easily replaced by bringing immigrants over the border
Discourages strikes
Suddenly, immigration laws are more lenient
Scab workers
The courts don’t do anything
Injunction passed that they are not allowed to strike
Always won on appeal because it violates the constitution
But by then, the moment has passed
Can only turn to other means
Strategies: international boycott of grapes
Counter-hegemonic
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Exit too narrow to let more than one girl through. Their health and safety are less important than fabric. Emergency stairs are too short to reach the ground. Gained insurance money for loss of property. Life expectancy of a farmworker is 47 years. Not allowed to vote for a union to fight for these rights. Easily replaced by bringing immigrants over the border. Injunction passed that they are not allowed to strike. Always won on appeal because it violates the constitution. But by then, the moment has passed. The system prioritizes the employer over the employee. Collaborated with cesar chavez and the ufw on the delano. Head of awoc when filipino workers voted to strike in delano in 1965 the agricultural workers organizing committee. Often left out of the history of the farmworkers movement. Master narratives also exist in counter-hegemonic movements.

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