Rosasco to Receive Clara Lemlich Public Service Award at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Dinner
I am humbled to have been selected a 2009 recipient of the Clara Lemlich Public Service Award from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Foundation for my work as Co-Chairman of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Alliance. My fellow recipients include Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Injured Workers’ Bar Association President Barbara Levine and the Hon. Edward I.Pitts, Co-Author of the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook published by LexisNexis.
We will all be honored at a gala dinner on March 25, 2009, the 98th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in which 146 workers lost their lives. The dinner will be held at the New York City Fire Museum in lower Manhattan. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial, with the extraordinary volunteer efforts of it’s President James McCarthy, raises money to fund college scholarships for the children of permanently disabled workers. In the seven year history of the foundation, the Triangle Memorial has awarded over $180,000 in college scholarships. Click here for more information on attending the Triangle Fire Memorial Dinner and taking out a journal ad to help fund the scholarship program. As a practicing New York workers’ compensation and disability attorney, I can think of no higher honor than receiving the Clara Lemlich Public Service Award.