The Continuing Struggle of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

triangle_fire_01Yesterday marked the 102nd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where 146 mostly women workers died. In the tragedy spawned the widespread acknowledgement of the unfair working conditions of factory workers in U.S. manufacturing. Jake Blumgart on Salon reminded us yesterday that most of our clothes are still made in sweatshops with similar conditions to that those women of over a hundred years ago experienced, but this time in far-off places that are easy for us to ignore. I think the best way to honor the memories of those who passed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory is to raise consciousness about the struggles of garment workers around the globe. The Salon article is a good place to start.

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Categories: Women at Work, World Women

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