Politics + Activism
Contributed by : Sabrina Liu
Object # 1634
The Triangle fire tragedy struck a nerve in the American people, who demanded reforms. Today these rights have been wiped out in the race to the bottom in the global sweatshop economy, where workers in the developing world toil 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for wages just one tenth of what the Triangle workers earned. Workers are again trapped and burned to death behind locked exit gates. 100 years ago, the outrage over the Triangle fire led to the rallying cry, “Who will protect the working girl?” Where is that cry today?
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