Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 3, 2011. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Read the full history of Labor Day.
Pieces of History: A Different View of Labor Day and Labor Icons
- DOL’s Historian on the History of Labor Day
- Labor Daze – Pride, Chaos and Kegs on Labor’s First ‘Day’
- Rosie: By Any Other Name – The Riveting True Story of the Labor Icon
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The events on the Saturday afternoon of March 25, 1911 at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City stirred America to move to protect workers. In less than 20 minutes, 146 people were dead – some burned to death; others leaped to their deaths from 100 feet up – victims of one of the worst factory fires in America’s history.
- Take the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Mobile Tour
- View the Web Version of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Mobile Tour
- Read Secretary Solis’ Blog Post about the Fire
- View Photos from a Rally for the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
- View Photos from the International Rights Forum’s Not One More Fire! Award Ceremony