Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died on the job or suffered workplace injuries, while raising awareness to prevent future illnesses, injuries and deaths.
April 25, 2016
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Hundreds Rally for Safe Working Conditions
The rally and spirited march focused on the demand for respect, including safe work and a living wage. New Labor and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) helped organize the event, which included 35 other organizations as endorsers.
April 26, 2015
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New Brunswick Residents March to Remember Workers Injured during Jobs
A computer rack fell on one man, crushing his legs under thousands of pounds and killing him. An angry patient attacked and stabbed a caseworker, nearly killing her before the woman’s coworkers stepped in.
Hundreds of Workers and Allies Rally and March to Demand Safe Working Conditions
On Sunday, April 24th, hundreds of workers from community organizations, unions, and faith-based groups rallied in New Brunswick, NJ to observe Workers’ Memorial Day, an internationally recognized event held annually to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to renew the fight for safe workplaces.
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Source: National Council for Occupational Safety and Health
In the United States, more than 100,000 workers die every year from long-term occupational disease and traumatic incidents on the job. These deaths are preventable. Read the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health report, Preventable Deaths 2016.