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Survey says consumers willing to sacrifice for humane factories

Man receiving cardboard boxes down conveyor beltWith severe working conditions in the factories of mega-corporations like Apple making recent headlines, a new survey reveals that consumers say they are willing to wait for delays in the release of new technology devices if the trade-off is humane working conditions for employees.

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Triangle Fire commemorative event videos

Advocates celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire gathered for an event hosted by NCL and a diverse coalition of other organizations in March in Washington, DC to discuss the question: how far have workers' rights come in the 100 years since the tragic fire?

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100 years later: The triangle shirtwaist fire’s continued legacy

100 years later: Triangle Factory FireThe deadliest industrial disaster in New York City history was over in less than half an hour, and upon its 100th anniversary, historians and labor rights advocates are honoring the young workers lost to the tragedy and the changes in American labor law it sparked. This month, labor advocates are commemorating the anniversary of the fire and examining how life has changed for the American worker.

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