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Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.


Business  (tags: business, commerce, workers, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Labor Day, workers rights, sweatshops, safety )

Robert
- 146 days ago - upworthy.com
I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered.



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Robert O. (12)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:03 am
Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered. But we're watching it happen all over again in developing countries that supply Walmart, Gap, and other marketing and retail giants.

Sorry/not sorry, Iím mad as hell, and I wish we could live in a world where we didnít have to take this anymore.

Warning: some violent images.
 

Dave C. (231)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:12 am
let us hope we never let it happen again...in US or anywhere......

I own a copy of a very good book on the story and was actually fortunate to have known a women when I was a teen (30 yrs ago) that survived this tragedy and was friends with my grandparents.....I believe she was considered the last living survivor at one point......
 

Dave C. (231)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:13 am
it is sad how few in the US have ever heard of this event.......
 

Dave C. (231)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:16 am
labor unions....working for all laborers, whether union or not.....stop letting the owners win.....
 

Richelle R. (62)
Monday September 1, 2014, 12:31 pm
Too many humans appreciate money more than living beings. Sad
 

Carrie B. (297)
Monday September 1, 2014, 1:54 pm
Very sad part of our history. Too many value money more than life. Thank you Robert.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday September 1, 2014, 1:59 pm
Noted. Thanks, Robert. I think there was a movie made about this about 20 yrs. ago.....(I think it was with Jack Lemmon and Kyra Sedgwick....if I remember correctly). That was a truly awful period in American history. I read another article earlier on the Upworthy site regarding the Ludlow massacre in Trinidad, CO, involving miners in 1913. Both of these incidents make me feel as though we are devolving as a country---backwards toward a miserable period with the very wealthy & powerful calling all the shots and giving no care to workers. As Robert stated, this is already the situation in countries where we have outsourced labor so that corporations can reap the most profit.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Monday September 1, 2014, 3:14 pm
Pretty sad if even Hollywood cannot get citizens to remember this tragedy - and while they're at it the Ludlow Massacre - and Joe Hill's judicial murder ... Carrie B, it's not just that they value money more than life, it's that they value THEIR money more than ANYBODY and EVERYBODY ELSE's life

You know, we don't need hell to scare ourselves with. We need to believe in hell/purgatory/reincarnation/karma so that we can cling to the belief that these - people - won't get away with it for eternity. If we thought they would, life would be impossibly bleak.
 

S J. (122)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:12 pm
It sill happens around the world, unfortunately. thank you Robert
 

Katie D. (115)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:21 pm
Thank You Robert
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (44)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 2:53 am
Very sad. Yes, they deserve to be remembered.
Thanks Robert for posting.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (120)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 1:52 pm
noted, thanks
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10:12 am
Do not forget Bangladesh, targeted by greedy sick people who make millions to use the poor and helpless.
 

Leanne B. (28)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 2:43 pm
Good and important post. Thank you Robert.
 

Linda P. (0)
Monday September 8, 2014, 10:32 pm
How very sad, Thank you for posting, they should be remembered.
 
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