April 20, 2017
Here are some of the events being organized to mark Workers' Memorial Day next week:
- The Economic Policy Institute and the National Employment Law Project will hold a Workers' Memorial Day panel on April 28 starting at 11 AM to look at the importance of strong government enforcement and safety standards to prevent work related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
The event will be live streamed. Click here for more information.
- In San Francisco, members of CWA Locals 9119 and 9415 and other Bay Area unions will hold a forum on how workers are bravely exposing workplace problems at great risk to their own jobs. The panel will feature workers who spoke out at Wells Fargo, SF General Hospital, and other employers.
- In Wheeling, W. Va., union members will observe Workers Memorial Day at noon with a wreath laying ceremony and by reading the names of the 24 West Virginia workers who lost their lives in 2016 because of a workplace hazard.