Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I bet you thought the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was SO 20th Century...

... but it's not.

The National Labor Committee just sent out an emergency update about a fatal fire that took place towards the end of last month at the KTS Textile factory in Bangladesh. Turns out the main emergency exit was illegally locked. According to the NLC, the death toll is now 84, and it could climb as high as 200 or 300.

2 weeks short of the 95th anniversary of the Triangle Fire, and we're still hearing stories like this about sweatshops. Please check out the NLC update and email/fax the letter.


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