Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25 - commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire.

On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the building and due to factory bosses locking the doors on the 9th floor to keep out union organizers, trapped workers perished...jumping from windows to their deaths. One hundred forty six people died that day, some as young as 14. Most of them women and immigrants. This fire represents a pivotal time in labor laws and we remind ourselves what we are fighting for every day.

Chris Llewellyn's "Fragments from the Fire" is an award-winning and poignant account of that day 106 years ago. Now back in print for its 30th anniversary with historical updates and contemporary commentary. This volume of poetry and essays keep the movement alive for global economic injustice.