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Clara Lemlich Public Service Award 2016

January 5, 2017

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial is proud to announce that Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York was the recipient of the 2016 Clara Lemlich Award which was presented to him by Brian Mittman, Esq. President of TSFFM on March 24, 2016. 

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.