When a worker leaves home in the morning, they shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll return home. That’s why Local 877 fights so hard to ensure your health and safety daily. That’s also why we recognize Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries on the job.
Workers’ Memorial Day falls on April 28, the day the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) went into effect. Unions were at the forefront of passing OSHA because we are committed to fighting for safe and healthy workplaces for all.
Workplace injuries and illnesses can have long-lasting impacts on workers and their families, and we must do everything we can to prevent them from happening. This includes advocating for strong safety standards, providing workers with the necessary training to do their jobs safely, and holding employers accountable when they fail to provide safe working conditions.
It takes all of us to ensure the safety of ourselves and our union brothers and sisters. And it’s critically important for you to follow all workplace procedures and safety protocols and to help your coworkers do the same.
This Workers’ Memorial Day, let us honor our fallen brothers and sisters — and renew our fight for safe and healthy workplaces for all workers.