Tag: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Marchers commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Anniversary Prompts Examination of Immigrant and Workers Rights

In this week’s summary of immigration news by The Media Consortium, the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire offers an opportunity for a number of writers to examine the state of organized labor and immigrant labor in the US.

Bodies from the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911 (Photo: Library of Congress)

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

Friday March 25 marks the centennial of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire—a catastrophic event that killed 146 young immigrant workers in Manhattan. This devastating incident led to the creation of workplace safety regulations, galvanized the union movement and became an iconic moment in New York history that continues to symbolize the need for immigrant and workers’ rights.