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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.

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor

March 26, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

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...

NYU students should bring more awareness to factory laborers

March 5, 2013


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In the early 1900s, NYU’s Brown Building was home to a sweatshop where a group of mostly immigrant women — many the same age as students who attend classes there today — made garments for the Triangle Waist Company. In 1909, 20,000 women of New York’s garment industry, among them the workers...