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Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 28th - Workers Memorial Day

April 28th is Worker Memorial Day. Observed each year, the event is a time to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and it is a time to renew efforts to create safer workplaces.

For more information click here to visit the AFL-CIO site and/or The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health site.

Memorial for Workers
I write these words of honor, for those who gave their lives; 
And for their families, their husbands and their wives. 
For those whose lives were spent, doing what they must 
Working for a living like every one of us. 
Their time cut short, by things that didn’t have to be; 
To make the workplace safer, for people like you and me. 
To make sure their stories will never go untold; 
To always keep their memories from ever growing cold. 
We must remember the price they all had to pay; 
When we honor the men and women on Workers Memorial Day. 
Mike Baird
Lodge 21, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Read April 28, 1995