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Workers' Memorial Week of Action

April 21-28, 2014

Bringing Awareness, Inspiring Mobilization, and Taking Action!

 

Each year, thousands of working men and women die on the job. On April 28, we observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those men and women who have suffered and died on the job from workplace injuries and diseases. It is our opportunity to renew our efforts for safe workplaces and bring together workers, their families, community-based worker centers, unions, environmentalists, and other health and safety advocates in a unified effort to alert the public and the government to our outrage and our demands for action that leads to better workplace health and safety. Read more about the history of Workers' Memorial Day.

For years, the COSH Network and our allies have fought hard to win protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses. But our struggle continues until these preventable fatalities stop! We want to motivate individuals and organizations like you to take action and organize activities to highlight these preventable fatalities and injuries until employers become accountable and provide safe and healthy workplaces. We are calling you to join our efforts in solidarity and be part of the week of action!

Click here for a roundup of Workers' Memorial Day 2013 events, news coverage, photos and more!

MEDIA MATERIALS FOR 2014

(Coming Soon)

 

Media Materials from 2013:

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

We invite you to organize an action or event to commemorate fallen workers and build awareness to promote healthy and safe workplaces. Or, look for a local event below and participate! 

NEED IDEAS FOR AN ACTION? HERE ARE SOME TO GET YOU STARTED…

  • Organize visits elected officials to increase awareness about OSH related issues and to make an appeal for the enforcement of laws established to secure the right of workers to have a safe and healthy job. Further, encourage elected officials to motivate creation of new laws to prevent injuries, illness and death on the job. 
  • Motivate your school, college, university, union, organization, etc., to hold awareness-building events with students, workers and the community. We encourage these events to focus on a commitment or goal that would help increase the health and safety of workers on the job: a training, an awareness session, an informative talk, a talking circle, and more. 
  • Another way to expose the dangerous and hazardous conditions that workers is to increase media coverage on OSH related issues. Contact your local newspaper, community radio and TV station to highlight the urgent need to improve working conditions in your region. Your organization, school, college or union could also write an article or blog and featured it on their website or newsletter and promote it on the various social networks.
  • Another idea is for organizations and entities to create banners with a message related to Workers' Memorial Day. The banners can be safely hung at strategic places.
  • These are just some suggestions, but feel free to be creative!

 

LISTING OF LOCAL EVENTS BY STATE

CLICK HERE TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR ACTION.

 

NEED WORKERS' MEMORIAL DAY RESOURCES AND MATERIALS? CHECK THESE OUT…

(Check back for updated information. We'll link materials as we receive it.)

LINKS TO WORKERS' MEMORIAL DAY REPORTS from previous years:

NEED HELP WITH MEDIA OUTREACH? HERE ARE SOME TOOLS.

QUESTIONS? DO YOU NEED SUPPORT ORGANIZING AN EVENT? PLEASE CONTACT:

Peter Dooley, peterfdooley@gmail.com

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