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I learned about this horrible incident in an Economics course I took several years ago.

It was a major reason that these sweat shops became unionized. It is still somehow

relevant even today, so we must not forget the reasons why there are unions.

100 years after Triangle fire, horror resonates
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:36 am PDT
AP – It was a warm spring Saturday when dozens of immigrant girls and women

leapt to their deaths — some with their clothes on fire, some holding hands —

as horrified onlookers watched the Triangle Shirtwaist factory burn. Full Story