Triangle factory killed women workers


This video from New York City in the USA is called Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire Part 1.

It says about itself:

International Women’s Day event at Hunter College: Scholars and Activists discuss the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire and the status of workers then and now. Introductory remarks by: Rita Henley Jensen, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Women’s eNews; Kate Kelly, Women’s History Chair of Women’s eNews; Prof. Rupal Orza, Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at Hunter College; Miriam Adelman, President of The NYC League of Women Voters; and, Barbara Ingram-Edmonds, Director of Field Operations for DC 37.

And here are Parts 2 and 3 of the video series.

One Hundred Years After the Triangle Fire, Disregard for Worker Safety Still the Rule. Patrice Woeppel EdD, Truthout: “The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, killed 146 young women, most between the ages of 14 and 23. It was a Saturday, the shorter eight-hour day of their six-day work week. On the entire nine-floor factory, only one door was unlocked, and that opened inward; only a few workers were able to escape”: here.

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