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Today in Labor History: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

108 years ago today, one of the deadliest industrial disasters shook the New York City garment factory and workers across the country.  146 workers, mostly young women and immigrants were killed when a fire rapidly spread through the factory, another 71 more were injured.  Less two years earlier, 15,000 workers in the New York garment industry walked out on November 24th in a general strike that would last until February 1910. Read More