2017 Workers’ Memorial Day

/, Highlights/2017 Workers’ Memorial Day

2017 Workers’ Memorial Day

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. Respect for health and safety is respect for ALL workers.

Especially now, we need to stand together and demand safe workplaces, and the right to organize. We reject the unsafe and unconstitutional idea that two (or even one) regulations should be removed to implement new safeguards. Join us to demand safe workplaces for all!

Save Our Safeguards!
¡Salvar Nuestras Salvaguardas!

Sunday, April 23
1:00 PM

Anshe Emeth
222 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rain OR Shine!

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.

Pictures from Worker Memorial Day Event

Please click here for more photos from the 2016 rally.

Please click here for more photos from the 2016 march.

2016 Pictures

2016 Media Coverage

April 25, 2016
Home News Tribune
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
Erin Pentenko/The Daily Targum
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.

Press Release
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.

2016 Home News Tribune Op-Ed


By | 2017-03-07T00:22:50+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Events, Highlights|3 Comments

About the Author:

WEC Director. Advocate for climate, peace, equality, democracy. Lover of bikes, beaches, food and mostly, family. Jersey native, world traveled.


  1. […] year WEC and New Labor, an immigrant worker organization will be sponsoring a Workers’ Memorial Day Rally and March on Sunday, April 23, at 1pm, in New Brunswick, NJ.  The event provides a time to remember those […]

  2. […] 1-3pm:  2017 Workers’ Memorial Day Rally and March 222 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ (map) More info here. […]

  3. Len August April 15, 2017 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I represent KIds’ Chance of NJ, a 501(c)3 non profit group that provides scholarships to the children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers. We would like to opportunity to take part in next weekend’s rally to make your membership aware of our program. Formed on 2012, KCNJ has granted over $375,000.00 in scholarships to date. This year, we anticipate granting 17 students with scholarships of up to $10,000.00! We are always seeking more and we still have time before our deadline of May 30. Scholarships will be awarded on July 13, 2013 during our annual gala and auction being held at the East Brunswick Hilton Hotel.
    Please contact me so we can discuss how we can help the families of fatally injured workers together. more info and a scholarship application can be found at http://www.kidschancenj.org. We are also on Facebook & twitter.

Leave A Comment