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NY: NYSIF Commemorates Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

New York City, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The New York State Insurance Fund commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire with the first article of the series … read more

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap boxes under the cutting tables. Workers rushed to...

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap boxes under the cutting tables. Workers rushed to...

Liberal Republicans, Consensus Politics, and a Fluke: The WILG Looks Back on 40 Years of Worker Advocacy

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. When the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) met in Chicago during 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws, it commemorated a fluke. The...

Liberal Republicans, Consensus Politics, and a Fluke: The WILG Looks Back on 40 Years of Worker Advocacy

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. When the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) met in Chicago during 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws, it commemorated a fluke. The...

100th Anniversary of New York Workers’ Compensation Law

By Ronald E. Weiss, Esq. and Ronald Balter, Esq. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the enactment of New York’s Workers’ (then Workmens’) Compensation Law. It is well known that the death of so many workers in the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire moved New York’s...