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“Born from Fire!”

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Contributed by : New York State Dept of Labor

Object # 921

“After labor unions and other groups demanded correction of the shocking factory conditions that could produce such a tragedy, the New York State Legislature took immediate action and passed extensive safety laws. Additional worker protection legislation ultimately followed — standards for wages and hours of work, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and a state Job Service. The need to enforce these laws transformed a fledgling agency into an effective force for the protection of working people. The modern New York State Department of Labor was born.”

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