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March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire when 146 factory workers died in the deadliest industrial disaster in New York city's history. Eye witness accounts by United Press reporter William G. Shepherd along with other reports during the following days and weeks brought the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny.
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Women protest after the Triangle Shirtwasit Factory fire which occurred on March 25, 2011. They hold signs advocating for fire drills in every shop, an end to political graft, no more long days spent working in "fire traps”" and the importance of unions. UPI/Cornell University
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