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105 Years Later, Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

105 Years Later, Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

By Kyle Sturmann, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under News, University News

New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO hosted a commemoration by NYU's Brown building for the 146 workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 105 years ago.

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

March 25, 2015


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On the 104th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, labor rights activists staged a rally outside the Silver Center.

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor

March 26, 2014


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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire occurred 103 years ago, and the event continues to serve as a reminder of the need for workplace safety laws. One of the deadliest industrial disasters in New York City history, the incident took the lives of 146 garment workers who perished because of blocked fire escape...

Factory fire memorial holds competition for exterior design

Factory fire memorial holds competition for exterior design

April 2, 2013


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A new contest sponsored by the Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Coalition will create a commemorative piece of art as decoration for the building where the second deadliest disaster in New York City history occurred. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of...