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03.25.16

Judge Linda Stagno Helps to Mark the 105th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy

Judge Linda Stagno Helps to Mark the 105th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy

This week in New York City, Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ)/IFPTE Judicial Council 1 Vice President Judge Linda Stagno attended ceremonies at the site of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The event marked the 105th anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 146 garment workers in New York city on March 25th, 1911.

Most of the workers were young, immigrant women who had been forced to work long hours in dangerous working conditions. The 146 women, including some as young at 14 years old, were locked in by their employers on the upper floors of the building and died within 18 minutes of the fire starting. Still recognized today as one of the largest tragedies since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, it led to the passage of laws to improve working conditions for industrial workers. To learn more about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, visit Cornell University’s Kheel Center.

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