Remembering an American tradgedy

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    Remembering an American tragedy - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News


    March 20, 2011
    Remembering an American tragedy
    The 146 lives lost in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - mostly women and girls - helped bring the labor movement forward
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    To walk by it now, it's just another building off New York City's Washington Square, part of the Greenwich Village campus of New York University. But from the ashes of a fire that once consumed its top floors, history was made. Michelle Miller offers this remembrance:




    It was late in the afternoon on a beautiful spring Saturday - March 25, 1911 - 4:40 p.m., to be exact.


    It was nearly quitting time at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village, where 500 workers, mostly young Italian and Jewish women and girls, got ready to collect their pay, and go home.


    Someone dropped a match, or a cigarette ... and within minutes the factory, which occupied the top three floors of a 10-story building, became an inferno.
     
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    This is what you are trying to chase the country back into with your union busting ideas.


    Without unions sweat shops were everywhere in the US
     
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    No I'm not.:lalala:
     
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    That is pathetic, even for you. To accuse the right wing of wanting dangerous working conditions is nonsense... but it is, sadly, what we have come to expect from people who create links between the right wing and any incident or tragedy, simply to score political points. Personally, I find using the dead for political gain to be a disgraceful and disrespectful thing to do. However, I support your right to be a disgraceful and disrespectful hypocrite.
     
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    You want unions busted and their contracts nullified by republican politicains
     
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    Do they want to return to working conditions from the turn of the century? Of course not

    But do they want to cut corners in order to allow business to make more profit? Of course they do. They are willing to give back safety, environmental and work environment protections all in the name of making a buck
     
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    Nope, we'd like to balance the needs of business with the requirement to ensure workers safety, etc. And the reason we like to balance those needs.... jobs. Overregulation kills jobs. We cannot legislate for every possible scenario... we need to take a common sense approach.
     
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    You? Who? Me? No. I want unions controlled, not busted. I don't think it's healthy for either side - business or union - to have too much power.
     
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    That's the card they always play.......Making us comply to (safety,environmental,affirmative action,disabilities....) will cost jobs

    In fact all major worker and environmental protections have come from the left...........and on every one of them, conservatives whined " It's going to cost jobs"
     

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