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Triangle Factory Fire

Sometimes It Takes a Fire to Wake Us Up

Matt Ryan | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York
Matt Ryan

In many parts of the world, it may be 2011, but at Walmart, it's still 1911. The fire that consumed those 146 girls' lives is in this respect still burning -- only now it has become a global fire.

Marcus Baram

Triangle Factory Fire's Legacy Under Threat | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We have been legislated to death." - James T. Hoyle, Secretary of the Manufacturers' Association, explaining his opposition to new laws proposed in t...

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

We are still saddened today at the senseless loss of life in the Triangle fire. We are still galvanized by the call for workers' rights in its aftermath. But I'm also struck by those who refuse to learn the lessons this tragedy can teach us.

Lessons from History

Richard Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Greenwald

Industrial accidents have gained renewed public attention this past year with mine collapses and oil rig explosions in the news. Yet, for all the public outrage, we have failed to learn from the past.

The Triangle Factory Fire Centennial and Why It Matters Today

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

One hundred years ago, 146 young immigrant workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. The value of the past is learning to avoid mistakes of the future. We need to listen; we need to remember.