Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Triangle Fire

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Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, owners of the large Triangle Shirtwaist factory were known as the "Shirtwaist Kings." They immigrated to the United States from Russia and had made a fortune manufacturing "Gibson girl" style blouses. To secure their profits when margins were slim, they successfully fended off the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union's attempts to organize their factory during the shirtwaist strike of 1909-1910.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

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