Donate to the memorial
In 1911, 146 New York City garment workers went to work and never came home. Their tragic deaths in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire helped spur many of the workplace rights and protections we take for granted today. Help fund the first-ever public memorial to honor the sacrifice the victims made, and pay tribute to the rights that American workers now enjoy as a result. Donations can be made online at rememberthetrianglefire.org or by mailing a check to Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.
The official commemoration
On March 25, 2015, Amalgamated Bank was well represented at the 104th official commemoration of the Triangle Fire. The ceremony, which took place at the site of the fire at the intersection of Greene Street and Washington Place in lower Manhattan, is an annual event at which victims' relatives, union members, firefighters and members of the public pay their respects to the victims of a disaster that inspired the union movement and helped institute worker safety laws.
Continue the mission
Amalgamated is proud to be an advocate for workers' rights and to stand for workplace safety and justice everywhere. Click here to read our President and CEO's Huffington Post blog article about the significance of the Triangle Fire in 2015.
Firefighters attempt to extinguish the blaze at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.