On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, little has changed in the global sweatshop economy. Workers are again trapped and burned to death behind locked exit gates.
One hundred years ago, the outrage over the Triangle fire led to the rallying cry, “Who will protect the working girl?” Where is that cry today? This was the subject of one of our Globalization Day sessions, when Charles Kernaghan of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights addressed students at Hofstra University. Check out the video, and take action!