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triangle shirtwaist fire -- Discuss whether and how these relationships between rich and poor, employer and employee, and politicians and reformers changed after the fire Discuss whether and how these relationships between rich and poor, employer and employee, and politicians and reformers changed after the fire

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One of the owners of the factory, as I alluded to in another post, was cited for locking the doors and windows of one of his other facilities. It did lead to a number of reforms, at least at the state level, that provided basic workplace safety regulations. And it also led to the organization of more than one craft union in the garment industry in New York. But I agree, the class tensions between workers and management, especially in New York, only worsened over time, reaching their nadir in the early years of the Great Depression, when violent labor disputes rocked the garment industry in New York.

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To some extent, these relationships did change.  In particular, the relationship between employers and employees was no longer just between them.  Instead, the government came to be involved in this relationship, setting up rules for what the relationship would be like.

However, there was still the basic enmity between employers and employees even after the fire and the reforms that came out of it.

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