Category: Workers Memorial Day

Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living.

Posted by BCTGM - April 28, 2017 - Health & Safety, OSHA, Workers Memorial Day WorkersMemorialDay

The important worker safety and health gains that the BCTGM and the American labor movement have fought for and won are now threatened. The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on regulations. The president has ordered that for every new protection, two existing safeguards must be removed from the books. At the same time, […]

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150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

Posted by BCTGM - April 27, 2016 - Health & Safety, Workers Memorial Day Safe-Jobs-Save-Lives-Poster_large

(Washington, DC, April 27, 2016) – More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses. “Working people should not have to risk […]

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Safe Jobs Save Lives | Workers Memorial Day 2014

Posted by BCTGM - April 28, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Labor News, Workers Memorial Day Workers Memorial Day - April 28

Today (April 28th), the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. This year, the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and to ensure the freedom of workers […]

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