INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEKThe Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire By Linda Dujack Mar 1, 2023 This fire on March 25, 1911 caused the deaths of 123 young girls and women garment workers in Greenwich Village, New York City. The disaster led to the transformation of the labor code of New York State and to the adoption of fire safety measures that now serve as a model for the country. It also helped grow the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU), which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers. Mixed media. This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access.