SF Labor Council Backs N. CA Triangle Fire Commemoration Committee Events


SF Labor Council Backs N. CA Triangle Fire Commemoration Committee Events

http://sflaborcouncil.org/sites/labor/uploads/01-10-11ResSptNorCalTriangleFireCommomorationEvents.pdf
SF Labor Council Backs N. CA Triangle Fire Commemoration Committee Events

Resolution to Support N. CA Triangle Fire Commemoration Committee Events

Whereas, this year is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire in New York City in
March of 2011; and

Whereas, on March 25, 1911 over 145 mostly immigrant women garment workers who
were mostly Jewish and Italian American were either burned to death or died from
jumping from the building; and

Whereas, this human catastrophe exposed the need to strengthen labor laws, health and
safety protection including fire protection rules as well as union protection for workers
seeking labor rights; and

Whereas, these issues are still critical for women workers, immigrant workers, health
and safety advocates in the United States and Northern California today; and

Whereas, national events are taking places around the county which are publicized by
the New York City committee http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/; and

Whereas, Northern California Triangle Fire Commemoration Committee n-ca-triangle-
fire-committee has been established to build support for events in
this area to help commemorate this important labor event; and

Whereas, this committee is already planning and or supporting events including:

Friday March 11 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Labor and Community Studies SF City College, Ocean Campus Remembering
Triangle, Connecting the Struggles Past and Present
Performance by Rocking Solidarity Chorus, Judith Offer play segments and/or video
highlights, Gay Ducey one-woman play on Triangle at Mission Campus Chinese
Progressive Ass, Collectiva Women Workers Group exhibit of their work, Eileen Evitt
a relative of a garment worker, theatrical reading of Judith Offer’s play and other
segments sponsored by San Francisco Community College Labor & Community
Studies

March 25, 2010 5:30 – 8:00 PM Worksafe Event in Oakland Commemorating the
Triangle Fire at the Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville www.worksafe.org

March 25, 2010 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
Educational Conference on Labor, Injured Workers and ACOEM Rules in California
ILWU Local 34 5 Berry St. San Francisco next to AT&T Park.
www.workersmemorialday.org

March 26, 2010 6:30 PM Readings with Julia Stein, Alice Rogoff, Hilton Obenzinger, Yiddish &
Italian Labor Music, Multi-Media Presentation
ILWU Local 34
5 Berry Street next to AT&T Park
www.LaborFest.org

March 27, 2010 1:00 PM Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St.
Panel Jewish response to Triangle Fire and Reading and Yiddish songs

Therefore be it Resolved the San Francisco Labor Council supports this Triangle Fire
commemoration and supports the efforts of the N. California Triangle Fire Commemoration
Committee Public Meetings to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Fire and urges
all affiliated union locals, Councils and the California State Federation of Labor to endorse and
support this endeavor financially and with publicity about these events.

Submitted by David Williams, SEIU 1021, Mike Daly Ironworkers Local 377, and adopted
unanimously by the San Francisco Labor Council on January 10, 2011.

Respectfully,

Tim Paulson
Executive Director

OPEIU3 AFL-CIO 11

1/22/2011 N. California Organizing Committee Public Meeting To Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of The Triangle Fire
Saturday January 22, 11:00 AM City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, at 1125 Valencia Street Room 277 between 22nd and 23rd

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
There will be a public organizing meeting to help build and plan events for the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire which took place in 1911 in NYC.
We invite artists, historians, musicians, labor supporters/activists, videographers and journalists to participate in this important commemoration in
working class history. This event was important for women, immigrants, health and safety advocates along with human rights activists throughout the US.
There is a national effort to have events throughout the US http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/ and there are now organizing committee in Los Angeles and Northern California.
Present proposed events in Northern California include:

Events:
Friday March 11 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Labor and Community Studies SF City College, Ocean Campus
Remembering Triangle, Connecting the Struggles Past and Present
Performance Rocking solidarity chorus, Judith Offer play segments and/or video highlights, Gay Ducey one women play on Triangle at Mission Campus
Chinese progressive Ass, Collectiva women workers group exhibit of their work, Eileen Evitt, theaters readings of Judith Offer
As domestic workers

March 25, 2010 5:30 – 8:00 PM Worksafe in Oakland Commemorating the Triangle Fire
Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville

March 26, 2010 6:30 PM Readings with Julia Stein, Alice Rogoff, Hilton Obenzinger, Yiddish & Italian Labor Music, Multi-Media Presentation
www.LaborFest.org
ILWU Local 34
5 Berry Street next to AT&T Park

March 27, 2010 1:00 PM Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St.
Panel Jewish response to Triangle Fire and Reading and Yiddish songs

March 28, 2010 Proposing film shown on PBS Film on Triangle and discussion
San Francisco Labor Council Educational Meeting

National events can be found at http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/

For more information call (415)867-0628
or email
n-ca-triangle-fire-committee
Endorsed by LaborFEST, San Francisco City College Labor Studies Program, Labor Video Project, San Francisco Mime Troupe

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