Tag: Workers Memorial Day

President Williams’ Workers Memorial Day Statement

“It is estimated that twelve workers lose their life on the job every day in the United States. This is unacceptable and affects many of us in many ways; spouses become widows, children lose a mother or father, co-workers lose a friend and we, as a union, lose a brother or sister. On April 28th, we take time to reflect and remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home because they lost their life while on the job. Today we are reminded to remain vigilant in the workplace and in the halls of State Legislatures and Congress ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams’ Workers Memorial Day Address

UAW President Dennis Williams addresses UAW Members across the country on the occasion of Workers Memorial Day. Watch the full address below. Scroll down for transcript. Transcript of the remarks: As UAW President, I want to take this time to reflect on Workers’ Memorial Day. Every day in America, 12 workers die on the job. This year, unfortunately, four of those who died were our UAW brothers and sisters. They came to work like any other day, but a fatal workplace incident occurred. Sadly, they never went home to their families. Whenever I hear of a UAW member’s death on ... Read more

Workers Memorial Day coming up on April 28

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will celebrate the victories won by working people and commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions without the threat of retaliation. The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to ... Read more