Thursday, March 24, 2011
TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE
146 workers, mostly young women, Jewish and Italian immigrants perished in the fire. Many burned to death, but many more jumped from the building in an effort to survive.
The exits had been locked to prevent workers from "sneaking out for a smoke, or leaving work early".
The owners moved to another building and continued business (exploitation) as usual.
The fire became a pivotal turning point in the struggle for workers rights.
Posted by Morgan at 3:52 PM