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Clara Lemlich Public Service Award 2015

March 2, 2015

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial is proud to announce that Christopher Erikson, Business Manager Local 3, IBEW and a leader of over 26,000 electrical workers in the New York area is this year’s recipient of Clara Lemlich Public Service Award, which he will be receiving at our Triangle dinner March 25, 2015.

Images courtesy of Cornell University

TSFFM, a recognized 501 ( c )(3) organization incorporated on December 2, 2002, was established to memorialize the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, its impact on changing New York State labor laws, and its role in the creation of the Workers' Compensation law. TSFFM seeks to educate the general public regarding workplace safety and to provide scholarships for the children of workers who died or were permanently disabled as the result of workplace accidents or illnesses.