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Scott Nova

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Outsourcing Tragedy: On the 100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist, Workers Are Still Dying in Garment Factory Fires

Posted March 25, 2011 | 11:35:06 (EST)

One hundred years ago today, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in lower Manhattan. After locked doors made flight impossible, many workers leapt to their deaths to escape the flames. One hundred and forty-six people died, in a tragedy that helped catalyze a national movement for workplace...

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Huge Breakthrough for Worker Rights

Posted November 24, 2009 | 15:31:42 (EST)

A remarkable confluence of political forces has produced a stunning breakthrough for the cause of worker rights: Fruit of the Loom, a major apparel brand that makes university t-shirts and sweatshirts under the Russell Athletic label, has agreed to respect workers' right to organize throughout its massive production hub in...

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