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TRIANGLE FIRE VERDICT’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Acquittal of Owners on December 27, 1911A hundred years ago today after four ballots, the jury acquitted Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, owners of the Triangle Waist Company, of manslaughter. To convict the owners of manslaughter the jury would have had to find that the owners knew the door to the ninth-floor door was locked [...]

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE

The Tragic Disaster, the Labor Advancements and a Cross-Examination Tomorrow, Friday March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the worst disaster in New York before 9/11. On March 21, 1911, in Manhattan a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Triangle Waist Company, New York’s largest blouse factory. 146 garment workers died, [...]