100 Years after the Triangle Fire, Labor Laws under Attack

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This is the hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Fire in New York's Greenwich Village. When a fire broke out at a garment factory, 146 people either burned alive or jumped to their deaths from the ninth floor of a building with exits locked from the outside. The results included government regulation and the legalization of collective bargaining. Labor leaders say there's now a "war on workers." Protests are planned tomorrow in Wisconsin, Iowa and California, where Teamsters President James Hoffa will join a march through downtown Los Angeles.

Credits

Guest:
James Hoffa - International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner