April 28 marks Workers Memorial Day in the U.S. and Canada to -–a reminder for us that safe work is a right, not a privilege.
On this day, organized labor in Greater Lafayette (Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation) will be honoring workers injured, disabled, or killed on the job. This year, we especially recognize “essential workers”—those who daily, during the pandemic, had no choice but to be on the job.
Worldwide, about 2 million workers are killed as a result of the work they do. Work-related diseases and injuries kill greater numbers than do wars and traffic accidents.
Not only do we honor these victims of work-related accidents and diseases, but we are called to renew the demand for strong, enforced health and safety regulations.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN US on April 28, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM, at the IBEW #668 Hall located at 2535 South 30th Street (Off Teal Road by Arconic [formerly ALCOA])
Included on the agenda is singer, songwriter Scott Greeson and his band; keynote speaker Brett Voorhies, President of the Indiana State AFL-CIO; and closing ceremony.