Triangle Fire Memorial Coalition hosts NYC fundraiser to finish monument

Nov 22, 2019 755

One of the rare pro-worker memorials in the U.S. is underway, but it needs a little more money for completion. And that led the Remember the Triangle Fire Memorial Coalition, in conjunction with the New York Central Labor Council and many unions in and around the Big Apple, to host a fundraiser at the United Federation of Teachers building on Lower Broadway on Nov. 14.

The coalition is raising at least $1.5 million for the memorial, to be erected at the Asch Building, now owned by New York University, site of the infamous and historic 1911 fire. On March 25 that year, sweatshop workers, all of them immigrant women and many of them recently arrived Jews from Eastern Europe, were trapped by a blaze on the eighth floor of the garment factory owned by the Triangle Shirtwaist Company.

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