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The Bangladeshi Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

When I first read about the horrendous fire in Bangladesh, I immediately thought of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York in 1911 — more than 100 years ago. In many ways, nothing has changed. In some ways, somethings have changed.

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How The Labor Movement Made The International Women’s Day Possible

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Most people know very little about the holiday or the way the labor movement supported it. The holiday was was started over 100 years ago. Here’s how: 1. In 1908, 15,000 women march through New York City for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. 2. In 1909, […]

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How The Labor Movement Made The International Women’s Day Possible

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Most people know very little about the holiday or the way the labor movement supported it. The holiday was was started over 100 years ago. Here’s how: 1. In 1908, 15,000 women march through New York City for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. 2. In 1909, […]

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