The Annual Triangle Fire Commemoration is an important way for us to acknowledge that the progress of our nation is due in large part to the sacrifices by American workers. The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy in New York City, where 146 young immigrant garment workers died in a tragic fire, galvanized a city to fight for labor reforms and for safety in the workplace.
In memory of these struggles and our continued fight for workers rights such as the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, we would like you to join us at the commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire — a definitive event in the history of American labor and in the history of New York City’s garment industry.
Friday, March 27, 2009 at 12 pm
New York City: Corner of Washington Place & Greene Street
East of Washington Square Park