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Workers Memorial Day, Sunday, April 28th

Workers' Memorial Day, also known as International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place annually around the world on April 28th, an International Day of Remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

Workers' Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organization in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. The slogan for the day is Remember the dead – Fight for the living.

Although April 28th is used as the focal point for remembrance and a day of international solidarity, campaigning and other related activities continue throughout the year right around the world.

In 1989, the AFL-CIO declared April 28 "Workers' Memorial Day" to honor the hundreds of thousands of working people killed and injured on the job every year. April 28th is the anniversary of the date the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 went into effect, and when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was formed (April 28, 1971).


Click the link below to see the Local 15 Members who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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