Every year on April 28 workers who lost their lives, got injured or ill at work are remembered during Workers Memorial Day. Unions and allies have worked hard to make sure that labor conditions are safe for all workers so that they can return home safe each and every day. On this day we remember all those who are not here anymore to keep their memory alive and, as mother Jones said “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
In Central New York the Occupational Health Clinical Center and the Greater Syracuse Labor Council will host a Unity Breakfast this Friday April 27. The theme for this year is “Safe Jobs Save Lives. Keep the Promise Alive.”
The breakfast will also honor two people and two organizations for being Worker Health and Safety Champions. They are:
Cathy Quinn-Kay of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
Wally Reardon, a worker and founder of Workers at Heights Health and Safety Initiative
CSEA District 5
SEIU 1199 Upstate
The breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway in Salina. Tickets are $25 and are available by contacting Pat Rector at the Occupational Health Clinic,firstname.lastname@example.org, or 432-8899, ext. 127. Proceeds from the dinner will support the work of the Workers’ Center of CNY.
Congratulations to Wally Reardon, who is a member of the Leadership Team of the Workers’ Center. Thanks so much for all you do for workers’ safety!