Labor Leaders, Students Mark Anniversary Of Triangle Shirtwaist FireOne hundred five years ago this coming Friday, a devastating fire marked a turning point for working conditions across the country.
New York Remembers Tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory FireA rally in Greenwich Village on the centennial commemoration of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire soon became a rally for organized labor.
Remembering The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100 Years Later, Part 2As New Yorkers, we know that horrors visited upon us reverberate around the nation. That was true with Triangle. The conditions the workers labored under gave rise not only to the union movement but also fire safety improvements.
Remembering The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100 Years Later, Part 1146 people – most of them young, immigrant women – were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on March 25, 1911. At least 120 of the victims were either burned alive or jumped to their deaths from the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the sweatshop near Washington Square Park.