On April 28, CSEA and other unions around the world will observe Workers’ Memorial Day.
First observed in 1989, Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember those who have died or become seriously injured while doing their jobs.
The AFL-CIO chose April 28 as the date to observe Workers’ Memorial Day to coincide with the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s April 28, 1970, passage.
This year, CSEA mourns the losses of Town of Yorktown Unit member Jake Arcara and Taconic DDSO Local member Scott Burrows.
In addition to remembering fallen workers, we also use Workers’ Memorial Day to renew our union’s ongoing commitment to safe and healthy workplaces.
While unions have been key to securing safer and healthier workplaces, there is still much work to do to ensure workplace safety.
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