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On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: What about unions in the developing world? - Dave Algoso
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The disaster resulted in 146 deaths, largely because factory management was in the habit of locking the exits and stairwells. The event is credited with galvanizing the labor movement in America, leading to new regulations and increased support for unionization in the …