Notwithstanding the tragedy’s role in the labor movement and increased worker-safety progress through unionization, regulation and research, more than half the remaining East and West Coast garment factories in the US violate wage and hour laws; north of 90 percent have workplace health and safety problems serious enough to lead to severe injuries or death.
Month: March 2019
BOn this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, the press and 200 construction workers. To honor of the centenary of the French Revolution, the French government planned […]
On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, DC, as they were leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Hinckley’s motivation for the attack was to impress actress Jodie Foster, who had played the role of a child prostitute in […]