Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition

Triangle Fire Open Archive

Politics + Activism

Triangle Returns

Contributed by : Sabrina Liu

Object # 1634

The Triangle fire tragedy struck a nerve in the American people, who demanded reforms. Today these rights have been wiped out in the race to the bottom in the global sweatshop economy, where workers in the developing world toil 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for wages just one tenth of what the Triangle workers earned. Workers are again trapped and burned to death behind locked exit gates. 100 years ago, the outrage over the Triangle fire led to the rallying cry, “Who will protect the working girl?” Where is that cry today?

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