Mar 22, 2024 | News Story

Join Us for the 113th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Monday, March 25, 11:30AM Music, 12PM Program Start: On March 25, 1911, 146 workers—mostly young, immigrant women—were killed in a horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at Washington Place and Greene Street in lower Manhattan. Inadequate fire escapes, locked doors, and an overall disregard for worker safety contributed to the tragedy.

More than a century later, it is crucial that we continue to stand together to protect the hard-fought gains of the labor movement, and to expand protections to include all workers.

On Monday, March 25th at 11:30am, join the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Workers United, SEIU, and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition for the 113th Anniversary Commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. During the event, family members and others will read the names of workers who perished during the blaze, and flowers will be laid at the site of the fire while a bell tolls. A fire truck ladder will be raised to the 6th floor of the building, the highest point it could reach in 1911, although the fire engulfed the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors. This commemoration educates rank and file members, activists, students, and our community allies about workplace safety, collective bargaining rights, and the importance of standing together to protect workers’ safety. At Washington Pl. and Greene St. in Lower Manhattan, NYC.

We hope you'll join us at the site, but if you can't, click here for a livestream of the program! To learn more about the permanent Triangle Fire memorial which was dedicated in October, please visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition website at