When a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911, overcrowded worktables, inadequate and locked fire exits, and narrow escape passageways created a fatal inferno for the 146 people who died. In the aftermath of the fire, outraged New Yorkers, lead by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (now Workers United) fought for crucial regulations that continue to protect us on the job to this day.
Now, thanks to the ACA and the work of SEIU members and our partners to educate about the benefits of the law and enroll our families, our neighbors and our co-workers,
more Americans have affordable healthcare coverage than at any other time in the last four decades.
If one person speaks out, she is ignored. But in SEIU, we know that when many of us stand up together, we are heard. We are taken seriously. We make change happen.
Let's fight for a better future together. Join us on April 15.