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100 Years After the Triangle Fire: Are Labor Rights Moving Backward?


A century after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 seamstresses in New York, worker protections are eroding around the world. As government and corporate interests from Bangladesh to Wisconsin wage war on the rights of labor, have the lessons of the Triangle disaster been forgotten?

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100 Years After the Triangle Fire: Are Labor Rights Moving Backward? originally appeared on DailyFinance on Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:30:00.

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UAW Head Uses Ford CEO’s $50 Million Payday to Rally Union for Talks

When Ford awarded CEO Alan Mulally more than $50 million in compensation for 2010’s record profit it raised eyebrows around Detroit. Now, the UAW is using that big payday as a rallying point for members as it starts negotiations…

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People@Work: The Sorry State of America’s Wage Earners

Everyone knows that the typical American household has been running in place or falling behind financially, thanks to stagnant wages and rising prices. But a new study from the the Economic Policy Institute shows that the proble…

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UAW Seeks to Regain Concessions as Contract Talks Loom

UAW delegates will gather next week in Detroit, as the union works out a strategy to negotiate with domestic automakers for a new four-year contract. The current pact expires in September, and with auto sales rebounding the UAW …

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Strike! Eleven of the Best Union Movies Ever

Regardless of your political leanings, the struggle for fair wages and collective bargaining is fraught with drama, and Hollywood’s union movies have inspired some amazing performances. With the public workers standoff in the ne…

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