Four decades ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. On April 28, we observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe workplaces.
Thank you to all the PEF members who have notified us of ceremonies going on in their regions. Join with fellow unionists in your region to mark this day:
PEF Vice President Barbara Ulmer participated in a Workers Memorial Day moment of silence at the state Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany April 24. The event paid tribute to workers who have been killed on the job and to commemorate Workers Memorial Day, April 28.
The Capital District Area Labor Federation will honor Workers Memorial Day:
Sunday, April 28
Steinmetz Family Investment Center
120 Emmons Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
In the Binghamton area:
Sunday, April 28, 1:15 pm
Where: Commemorative Plaque, on the River Trail
(Wall Street) near Martin Luther King statue
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Binghamton Factory Fire and
Honoring Brother John Janos, IAFF 729 and all who have suffered and died on the job
Click Here for additional details.
In the Albany area on Monday, April 29th:
PEF will have a ceremony at its Latham , NY headquarters Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in front of the PEF monument and at noon the Department of Labor hold a ceremony in the courtyard of Building 12. PEF President Susan Kent will speak at both ceremonies.