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What’s in the news about the Triangle fire? Use the links on this page to find news stories about the Triangle fire, its commemoration, and the upcoming permanent art memorial. 

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In honor of Labor Day 2011, the Eugene Oregon Register-Guard published “Triangle tragedy: A deadly fire in a New York sweatshop 100 years ago led to labor reforms,” by Randi Bjornstad, September 4, 2011.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the deadly fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, the U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a new website and audio tour optimized for smartphones. With audio narrated by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and other  Labor Department officials, the website highlights 21 locations throughout the New York City metropolitan area with roles in the March 25, 1911, fire. The mobile website URL is http://m.dol.gov/shirtwaist. Audio recordings of the narration are also available by calling 866-487-2365. If not on a mobile device, visit the tour on the DOL website. Click here for Secretary Solis’ speech at the Centennial ceremony.

The New York State Insurance Fund published  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Statement On The 100th Anniversary Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and a series of commemorative white papers about the effects of the Triangle Fire.

As OSHA celebrates 40 years of protecting workers, they mark the 100th anniversary of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire as a century of reforms that make up the core of OSHA’s mission.  The OSHA webpage links to Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis’ speech at the March 25, 2011 ceremony in New York City commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, the Presidential Proclamation of the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and “Triangle’s Echoes: The Unfinished Struggle for Worker Protection, Safety and Health”, a video featuring Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith, and other news and information.

Triangle in the newspapers, on the Internet, and via the media, March 2011 to the present

Last Updated: 11/21/2011

AFL-CIO NOW BLOG. The Triangle Fire: Still Burning Before Our Nation by Tula Connell, Mar 24, 2011

Alef: The NEXT ConversationThe Poetry of a Chalk Memorial, by Rachel Cahn, March 30, 2011.

AlternetThe F Word: When Is It Time for a General Strike?, by Laura Flanders, March 9, 2011.

Catholic Charities New York News. Archbishop Dolan and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 25, 2011.

CBS News Sunday Morning. Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. Michelle Miller reports, March 20, 2011.

CBS New York. Remembering the Triangle Fire, Part I & Part II by Jesse Zanger, March 24, 2011.

CBS Radio 880 New York100th Anniversary Of Deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Approaches. Report by Sean Adams. March 19, 2011

Chelsea Now. A century later, Triangle fire not forgotten by Scott Stiffler, March 9, 2011.

City Limits News. Deceased, Return To Sender: Writing To The Triangle Victims, by Jonathan Vit, March 18, 2011.

City of Memory. Triangle Shirtwaist Centennial, video. Text by Steve Zeitlin, CityLore.

Daily Kos. Triangle: Remembering the Fire, by Laura Clawson, March 20, 2011.

The Delaware County Daily TimesEditorial: Triangle fire of 1911 changed everything, March 9, 2011.

Democracy Now! 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Tragedy in Bangladesh and Anti-Union Bill in Wisconsin Highlight Workers’ Enduring Struggles, and 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Tragedy in Bangladesh and Anti-Union Bill in Wisconsin Highlight Workers’ Enduring Struggles, March 25, 2011.

Fashion-Incubator. 100 Years of Shame, by Kathleen Fasanella, March 19, 2011.

Forbes. The Triangle Fire: Remembered A Century Later, by Bill Singer, March 9, 2011.

Garden City Patch. Adelphi Remembers the New York City Triangle Factory Fire, by Rebecca Benison, March 13, 2011.

guardian.co.uk. Out of the ashes of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, by Cory Franklin. March 6, 2011.

Hartford Courant. Editorial: OSHA Cuts Are A Bad Idea-Workplace Safety 1911 fire should remind us of need for oversight, March 12, 2011.

Here on Earth, Wisconsin Public Radio. Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, April 11, 2011.

Huffington Post. The Triangle Factory Fire Centennial and Why It Matters Today, by Kate Kelly, March 8, 2011.

The Irish Times.  An Irishman’s Diary, by Patrick Logue, March 8, 2011

Jewish Daily Forward.Triangle Coalition Restarts Artist Search: Group Re-Opens Hunt for Creator of Memorial for 1911 Blaze by Lillian Swanson, November 16, 2011  Special Section: The Triangle Fire A Century Later. March 16, 2011.  Union That Grew in the Triangle Fire’s Ashes Is Now Nearly Gone A Century Later, by Josh Nathan-Kazis, March 9, 2011. Paying Tribute to the Fire’s Pained Legacy, by Lillian Swanson, March 4, 2011. Triangle Factory Employee’s Great-Granddaughter Crafts a Tribute, by Joy Resmovits, March 2, 2011. Podcast- The Triangle Fire: A Somber Centennial by Jon Kalish, March 25, 2011. A Grave Marker Unveiled for Six Triangle Fire Victims Who Had Been Unknowns, by Lillian Swanson, April 8, 2011.

Jewish Week. Yahrtzeit Of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Observed. March 1, 2011

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. Opinion: Historic fire anniversary recalls need for unions, by Stuart Appelbaum.

Labor Notes. From Triangle to Today, Big Business Is the Same, by Jake Blumgart, March 25, 2011. Triangle’s Fire Still Burns, by Andy Griggs, March 24, 2011.

Labor Press. Forgotten Lessons of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire by Bendix Anderson, April 5, 2011. From Triangle Shirtwaist Fire to Living Wage, by Stuart Appelbaum, Remarks, March 25, 2011.

Los Angeles Times. Opinion. Remembering labor’s martyred heroes, by Alice Hoffman, March 20, 2011.

MSNBC. NYC marks 100th anniversary of Triangle fire, by Beth Fouhy, March 25, 2011. The Nation. Remembering the Triangle Fire by Joshua Freeman, March 16, 2011.

National Labor Committee. Triangle Returns, Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights, Charles Kernaghan, March 25, 2011.

The New Republic. The Fire Last Time: Labor, big business, and the forgotten lessons of a disaster that happened 100 years ago this month, by Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen, March 12, 2011.

The New Yorker. Dept. of Commemoration – Echoes by John Seabrook, March 21, 2011

NY1 Television. March 4 – HBO Film Shares Stories Of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire’s Victims.

New York Daily News. Video-Triangle Fire Not Forgotten Remembering tragic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist inferno, marchers flood Greenwich Village streets, by Valeriya Safronova and Nicholas Hirshon, March 26, 2011. Video-Out of the Ashes; Horrific deaths in Triangle Shirtwaist fire launched century of progress to safer, fairer workplaces Editorial, March 25, 2011.   Article: Squaring Triangle story, by Heidi Evans, March 27, 2011. Memorial headstone unveiled at grave for six ‘unknown’ Triangle Shirtwaist fire victims, by Lore Croghan, April 6, 2011.

New York Times.  City Room articles about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, through March 25, 2011. Triangle Fire: In Memoriam, by Steven Greenhouse, March 25, 2011. In a Tragedy, a Mission To Remember, by Steven Greenhouse, March 19, 2011. Remembering the Triangle Fire: 100 Years Later, by Joseph Berger, March 14, 2011.  Remembering Triangle Fire’s Jewish Victims, by Joseph Berger, March 1, 2011.

Obit Magazine OnlineThe Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by Jeff Weinstein, March 22, 2011.

People’s Tribune. Why We Need to Construct a Permanent Memorial to Remember the Triangle Factory Fire, by Andi Sosin and Joel Sosinsky, July, 2011.  Why the Triangle Factory Fire is Worth Remembering by Andi Sosin and Joel Sosinsky, May, 2011. Triangle Fire Centennial Brings New Challenges by Anthony D. Prince, March, 2011.

Property Casualty 360º. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy And Insurance, by Chad Hemenway, March 24, 2011.

San Francisco Laborfest Event “Remember The Triangle Fire Art, Music & Words” at ILWU, March 26, 2011.

Times Newsweekly.comTriangle Fire Victims Remembered Locally; Centennial Tributes Held In Middle Village And Maspeth, by Ralph Mancini, March 31, 2011.

United Federation of Teachers. Triangle Fire Commemoration Photo Gallery and Thousands commemorate centennial of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, by Cara Metz, March 25, 2011.

VarietyLabor, Past & Present: HBO Remembers ‘Triangle by Brian Lowry, March 17, 2011.

The Villager. Thousands will mark Triangle factory fire 100th anniversary, by Albert Amateau, Volume 80-No.42, March 17-23 2011.

Washington Jewish Week. Triangle’s local scorch marks – Rockville woman scarred by century-old blaze, by Suzanne Pollak, March 23, 2011.

The Washington Post. Opinions: What the Triangle Shirtwaist fire means for workers now, by Hilda L. Solis, March 18, 2011.

The World Journal (Chinese Language News). The Triangle Fire, March 15, 2011.

WNYC Radio 820 am New York. The Brian Lehrer Show: Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire. March 25, 2011. The Triangle Factory Fire 100 Years Later (all shows)

Blog Posts

Joan Nestle’s blog “Strike, Strike” March 27, 2011.

February 2011

Buzzine Arts Review: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire by Roslyn Bernstein, February 25, 2011

New York Times. Television review: Two Remembrances of One Deadly Day in 1911, by Mike Hale, February 27, 2011. Editorial: The Fire That Changed Everything, February 23, 2011. 100 Years Later, the Roll of the Dead in a Factory Fire Is Complete and In Records, Portraits of Lives Cut Short By Joseph Berger, February 20, 2011. In Art, Recalling a Century-Old Tragedy by Anthony Gonzalez, February 14, 2011

January  2011

The Forward: Coming Full Circle on the Triangle Factory Fire by Maia Efrem, January 26, 2011

Earlier Commemorations

New York Times: Choosing Not To Forget What is Painful To Recall by Clyde Haberman, March 25, 2010

1 comment to Press

  • Mandosa

    Hi RTFC,

    I urgently need to talk to someone about payment for the Triangle Fire Memorial.
    I am from London, UK.
    I am trying to pay but it says that it won’t accept overseas payment. However your competition is open for other countries…

    Please can you put in contact with someone that can help? Or perhaps a contact number so I can try to register?

    Many thanks,
    Mandosa