During the week leading up to Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, the UFCW will once again join workers in the U.S. and around the world to honor the thousands of workers who have been killed on the job and the millions of workers who have suffered from injuries, sickness or diseases in their places of work.
The theme of this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day is “Safe Jobs – Every Worker’s Right.” The International’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Office is encouraging Local Unions in all regions to be involved during the week leading up to this important day by organizing actions, activities or observances in your workplaces and communities to highlight the toll of job injuries and deaths and to protect the progress that has been made to make jobs safer and save lives.
Materials developed by the AFL-CIO regarding Workers’ Memorial Day are available here in English and Spanish. If your local is attending or hosting an event next week or on Workers’ Memorial Day, please share that information, along with photos, with Julie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about Workers’ Memorial Week, contact Fernando Tapia at email@example.com.