Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, when 146 garment workers were trapped behind locked doors. Some of the young women burned to death; others died of smoke inhalation; still others jumped out of windows to certain death.
The good news is: this year even some mainstream media outlets are remembering the anniversary.
… even, still, here in the United States. About 150 American workers die each day from workplace accidents or occupational illness. (Yes, you did read that right: 150 each day. But since they don’t die in the same place, from the same thing, these deaths don’t make the headlines.)
When will we stop thinking of profit margins as more important than people?
[Be warned: this video is graphic and may be disturbing]