By Michael Messina
The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers died in New York City’s garment district, has lived in infamy in America’s labor rights history. But it also acted as a catalyst for unions and others to make workplaces safer. Will the Bangladesh factory collapse that has claimed the lives of over 1,100(!) people, do the same?
We have to wonder, what price are consumers willing to pay for a cheaper shirt or to save a few dollars on a new pair of pants?