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Others in the community, and in particular in the ILGWU,  drew a different lesson from events. In New York City, a Committee on Public Safety was formed, headed by eyewitness Frances Perkins  – who 22 years later would be appointed United States Secretary of Labor – to identify specific problems and lobby for new legislation, such as the bill to grant workers shorter hours in a work week, known as the "54-hour Bill". The committee's representatives in Albany obtained the backing of Tammany Hall 's Al Smith , the Majority Leader of the Assembly, and Robert F. Wagner , the Majority Leader of the Senate, and this collaboration of machine politicians and reformers – also known as "do-gooders" or "goo-goos" – got results, especially since Tammany's chief, Charles F. Murphy , realized the advantage to be had from being on the side of the angels.