Since Workers’ Memorial Day 2014, six of our CSEA brothers are sadly among the thousands of fallen workers: George Grumbach, Jarred Newallo, Christopher Polomcean, Eric Rattinger, Tonny Teskera and Adam Burgess.
They weren’t just workers or CSEA members; they were parents, children, spouses, friends, siblings who were treasured by their loved ones. They were also active members of their communities.
These people died doing their jobs; providing essential public services to their communities. Their deaths were also preventable.
Here are some comments from co-workers who knew the fallen workers. On April 28, people around the world will observe Workers’ Memorial Day.