Triangle Fire Legacies? Fighting for Workers' Rights in the Global Economy

Charles Kernaghan

May 5, 2011

Event Description

The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire led to reforms in the United States such as fire protection and the minimum wage. Today electronics, auto parts, toys and 97 percent of all garments are made offshore, many in sweatshop conditions. On December 14, 2010, a fire broke out at a factory making Gap-brand clothing in Bangladesh. Twenty-nine workers were killed and over 100 were injured. The factory's wage is 28 cents an hour--less than what the Triangle workers earned. Charles Kernaghan will discuss the efforts of the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights to improve conditions and protect workers around the world. 

Speaker

Charles Kernaghan is director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights and a leading spokesman against child labor and sweatshops. 

Cosponsors

Charles Kernaghan is director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights and a leading spokesman against child labor and sweatshops.