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Notes from a bitch…remembering the women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

March is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire.

I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a women’s history class I took my first year in college. My professor was discussing the intersection of suffrage and union organizing as it relates to the feminist movement.

In 1911 a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village…but the story truly begins with a strike.

The factory workers were women…many of them recent immigrants…who had been on strike for 11 weeks demanding better working conditions, shorter hours and better pay. Factory workers worked 13 hours days 6 days a week ...

March is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire.

I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a ...

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