Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Commemoration

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Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, Triangle fire survivor Rose Schneiderman, and International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union President David Dubinsky, join fire fighters next to the newly-unveiled commemorative plaque and wreath during the 50th anniversary of the Triangle factory fire. The plaque reads “On this site, 146 workers lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire on March 25, 1911. Out of their martyrdom came new concepts of social responsibility and labor legislation that have helped make American working conditions the finest in the world. International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, March 25, 1961.”

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

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