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Making History: Celebrating 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation was the first social reform in America. It was borne out of human suffering and pain and transformed into a beacon of hope and cooperation. The “Great Compromise” was built not only on the backs of American workers and their families, but by the forethought of...

Making History: Celebrating 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation was the first social reform in America. It was borne out of human suffering and pain and transformed into a beacon of hope and cooperation. The “Great Compromise” was built not only on the backs of American workers and their families, but by the forethought of...

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap boxes under the cutting tables. Workers rushed to...

Workers’ Compensation Centennial 1911-2011- California: Justice, Equality and a Decent Life

In 150 Years, San Francisco Bay Area Working Families Have Made Progress, But Still Fight for the Same Goals In the hundred and fifty year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was one that happened 70 years ago – the San Francisco general strike. That year...

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap boxes under the cutting tables. Workers rushed to...

Nine States Observe Workers' Compensation Centennial in 2011

As reported in other blogs , 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of workers' compensation as a statutory framework for providing benefits to workers who sustain industrial injuries within the United States. As noted below, nine states led the initial charge in enacting successful workers' compensation...

Nine States Observe Workers' Compensation Centennial in 2011

As reported in other blogs , 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of workers' compensation as a statutory framework for providing benefits to workers who sustain industrial injuries within the United States. As noted below, nine states led the initial charge in enacting successful workers' compensation...

2011 Workers' Compensation Centennial - Celebrations and the Future

As reported in other blogs , 1911 marks the 100th anniversary of workers' compensation as a statutory framework for providing benefits to workers who sustain industrial injuries within the United States. As noted below, nine states led the initial charge in enacting successful workers' compensation...

Workers’ Compensation Centennial 1911-2011- California: Justice, Equality and a Decent Life

In 150 Years, San Francisco Bay Area Working Families Have Made Progress, But Still Fight for the Same Goals In the hundred and fifty year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was one that happened 70 years ago – the San Francisco general strike. That year...