FROM James Hoffa
100 Years after the Triangle Fire, Labor Laws under Attack 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 .
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