What is Labor Day?

In modern society, we lose sight of how many workers were killed because of unsafe and abusive working conditions. Yes, we’ve heard the horrors about the coal mines that caved in. There are even songs about them, like Big Bad John. But what about the Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, an industrial disaster which killed 123 women and 23 men, many of whom jumped to their deaths, because they were trapped in a burning building with no means of escape. Where’s that song? Continue reading What is Labor Day?