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IFPTE Remembers the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 106 Years Later

AALJ/JC 1 Executive Vice President, Linda A. Stagno, recently became a Board Member of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition (RTFC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to commemorate the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City.

The Triangle Fire took the lives of 146 young immigrant workers who were locked into their workplace and could not escape--many jumped to their deaths. The Triangle Fire galvanized public support for worker safety and other labor laws.

In 2015, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded RTFC a grant to erect a permanent sculpture on the building where the fire occurred. Now RTFC must raise additional funds necessary to maintain the sculpture.

The Triangle legacy is one of the most important in labor law history. IFPTE Locals and members are encouraged to support this important project by giving generously and passing this information on to your members. How can IFPTE Locals and members support and get more information about the RTFC?

  • Contact Linda Stagno at or 516/476-9544;
  • Send a check to: Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
    c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center
    232 East 11th Street
    New York, NY 10003; or visit
  • Visit

3/25/2016 - AALJ/Judicial Council 1 Vice President Judge Linda Stagno helps to mark the 105th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy

Spring 2017 - RTFC brochure with information about the fire, its victims and the aftermath, and that lists AALJ Judicial Council 1 Vice President Linda Stagno as a board member

Spring 2016 - IFPTE Local 4 Remembers - In remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire tragedy, Local 4 poses the questions: Think Unions Aren't Important?

Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition brochure

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