Monday, February 21, 2011

Closing the Door on the Triangle Dead

It's hard to believe that it took 100 years to identify each of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which killed 146 people in a New York City sweatshop. I am very glad this has happened. Triangle's centennial has already received a lot of attention and that's likely to increase as we get closer to its anniversary date of March 25.

Given that the Republican Party is determined to repeal every reform that came out of Triangle and the many other tragedies of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, learning lessons from Triangle grows in importance by the day.