As labor unions battle to retain collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states, they are marking the centennial of a tragic factory fire that started the movement that first won those rights.
A scene of surreal horror engulfed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Manhattan 100 years ago on March 25, 1911 during a disaster that ultimately would lead to better and safer conditions for all working people in the United States.
Saw a documentary on this yesterday. what a horrible tragedy..
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I've grown up in NY so I always knew about this tragedy. Upside is that it woke up politicians to the need for govt to step in and protect workers rights. What a quaint idea! Anyway the building still stands downtown, there is a plaque and there are crowds gathering to commemorate the event.
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