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Could the Bangladesh factory collapse be a turning point like the Triangle fire?

Published May 1, 2013 11:53 am

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What will the deadly garment factory collapse mean for global labor rights?

Could the Bangladesh factory collapse be a turning point for workers' rights like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was?

A photo of the 1911 fire that appeared in The New York World. (Wikimedia Commons)History tells us that modern American labor rights emerged from the charred skeleton Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York after it burned in 1911, killing 146 people.The echoes of that tragedy have reverberated through stories about the deadly garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed at least 386 people on April 24. The Associated Press reports the death toll could climb to 1,400.But experts agree that ...

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