Friday, March 25, 2011

Remembering why unions matter: Chalk memorial to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Victims Memorialized in Chalk
One hundred years ago today, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York killed 146 people, most of them young immigrant women trapped on an upper floor because emergency doors had been locked to prevent theft. The names and ages of the victims are being commemorated here in Madison at the Capitol, along with the statement "Remember Why Unions Matter."

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