Monday, March 31, 2008

333: The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal

hey y'all.

does anyone remember the movie "The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal"?

it was a t.v. movie, airing back in 1979. i was in junior high school then.

the movie frightened me terribly. some of the images from the fire haunted me for years. i was reminded of it today, when i was reading this post at CareerDiva.

it was a true story, about the working conditions and deaths of people employed at the triangle shirt manufacturing sweatshop.

most of the workers were women and girls and this was back in 1911, before OSHA existed so y'all can imagine what it was like to work there.

sad and criminal that some people are still working under conditions that aren't much better.

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