March 19, 2013
On MARCH 25, 1911, 146 young immigrant workers died in a tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. Within minutes the fire spread to consume the building’s upper three stories. Firefighters who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those workers trapped inside because the doors were locked and their ladders could not reach the factory floor.
This tragedy galvanized a city to fight for labor reform and safety in the workplace. Each year, a range of organizations and unions, including of course the ILGWU and its descendant, Workers United, joins with the New York City Fire Department, New York City public schools, and the larger community to commemorate the lives of those who died.
Join this years program Wednesday, March 20, 2013 •• 12 noon — 1 p.m.
Corner of at Greene Street and Washington Place — just east of Washington Square Park