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by Esther Cohen

14FF51A6-41D0-44A4-BB9E-F218D888D3E6_w640_r1_sSome stories
we can’t tell enough.
March 25, 1911
(honoring
this story today)
146 people
died, jumping
falling factory on
23-29 Washington Place
NYU now owners locked
the doors
preventing workers
from taking breaks
stealing merchandise
Fire changed
our laws,
starting International
Ladies Garment Workers
(ILGWU) there
are still fires
still people who don’t
understand
how to treat workers
workers make
all we have

 

Esther Cohen is the author of a daily poem and a serial novel running here.