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Workers' Memorial Day 2022

Wendy Colborne
28 Apr, 2022
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Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe #WorkersMemorialDay to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to organize for safe jobs.As we grieve those we have lost from unsafe working conditions, we must fight and continue to push forward. We must:- Expand OSHA protection to the millions of workers without it, mandate stronger criminal and civil penalties for companies that seriously violate job safety laws, and put in place stronger anti-retaliation protections for workers.- Increase OSHA enforcement efforts to protect the safety and health of Black, Latino and immigrant workers, who are disproportionately affected and especially targeted for speaking up against unsafe working conditions.- Win new protections from COVID-19, workplace violence, heat illness, silica exposure in mining, toxic chemicals and other hazards.- Defend hard-won safety protections and workers’ rights from corporate attacks. Increase job safety agency budgets and improve job safety enforcement.This #WorkersMemorialDay, we mourn for the dead and fight for the living. Join us in a moment of silence for those we've lost - and then join our fight for safer workplaces.