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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 2015

Keith Mestrich | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Keith Mestrich

The backlash to this incident became a turning point in the history of the US and global labor movements. But 104 years later, it has become clear that too many folks in this country have forgotten the painful lessons of that day.

Have We Forgotten the Lessons of the Triangle Fire?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

Even after the fire, the city's businesses continued to insist they could regulate themselves, but the deaths clearly demonstrated that companies like Triangle, if left to their own devices, would not concern themselves with their workers' safety.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

A Void: Where's the Triangle Fire Memorial?

Cari Shane | Posted 06.02.2011 | New York
Cari Shane

There is no statue to commemorate the senseless deaths of 120 women and 26 men in New York City's famous and tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Fi...

Weekly Diaspora: 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Immigrant Workers Still Fighting for Labor Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last week marked the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 most...

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...

Remembering the Triangle Fire 100 Years Later

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Jews have never been afraid to stand up for the rights of workers, even if it meant having to stand up against other Jews.

From the Triangle Fire to Wisconsin, Rights for Women Workers

Brigid O'Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brigid O'Farrell

March is a time to celebrate the progress that women have made since the Triangle Fire, but there is also reason to pause and consider the fight that continues. We need only turn to Wisconsin.

Tragedy Of Triangle Fire 100 Years Later

AP | By KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- It was a warm spring Saturday when dozens of immigrant girls and women leapt to their deaths – some with their clothes on fire, some...

New Documentary on Triangle Fire to Air Tonight on HBO

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

"Triangle: Remembering the Fire" brings the 1911 story to life partly by interspersing period film and photographs with narration by descendants of Triangle workers.

San Francisco Mime Troupe's Latest: "Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If you are a member of a union (especially if you're an officer or hold other clout with your union), urge them to extend an invitation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe to perform POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.