Friday, March 24, 2006

March 24, 1911

Today is the 95th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Dailykos: Today in Labor History: They Died For Us; Let's Not Forget Them

One of my teachers used this case to inspire me as a lawyer. Did you know that

The factory owners were put on trial but acquitted.

So it's not whether you win or lose. Sometimes you change things just by fighting the fight.

Cornell University Triangle Shirtwaist Factory website.

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial website

Update: Good article from pointing out that workers are still being locked into their factories, in places like Bangladesh: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – Then and Now

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