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White House Remembers Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

March 28, 2011 by ajehlen  
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By Alain Jehlen On March 25, 1911, fire killed 146 workers, mostly immigrant girls and women, in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. The fire raced through the piles of cloth. Some of the doors had been locked by the owners, probably because they thought workers would steal the merchandise. Many workers jumped [...]

Labor Secretary Thanks NEA for Work on Children, Families, Schools

December 10, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe Failure to extend unemployment benefits will imperil working and middle class families, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told NEA’s Board of Directors Friday, calling on Congress to immediately pass legislation to help. The educators who comprise NEA’s board know better than anyone the impact on children when families cannot meet their basic needs, Solis said. [...]

Labor Secretary Speaks to Latino Education Issues

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By Mary Ellen Flannery During a speech at NEA headquarters on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis called on educators to encourage Latino and other students of color to attend college, saying, “My message to you is, we need to work together to empower our young people to have hope.” At the same time, [...]