Workers Memorial Day
Each year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day, working people worldwide mourn for the people who were injured or killed on the job. The best way to ensure that workplaces are safe is to make sure workers have the freedom to organize and join a union.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have become ill from COVID-19, and thousands have died.
During the pandemic, CWA and many other Unions have fought for safety protections for workers and demanded access to ventilation, personal protective equipment, and other measures that protect workers from inhaling aerosol transmissible disease-causing agents at work.
Union members have always pushed for safe jobs and for good jobs. More than 50 years ago, we fought for and won federal laws to create federal agencies and laws dedicated to protecting the lives of all workers.
We still have much work to do to make workplaces much safer and ensure that significant standards are issued and enforced to protect workers.
All workers deserve a safe place to work. Speak up, shout out, get involved. Too many continue to be injured or die on the job.
Don't Mourn, Organize!