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Workers Memorial Day 2015

Posted on Apr 22, 2015
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Safe-Jobs-Save-Lives-275x200Every year on April 28th, people around the world observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who were killed, injured, or suffered from illness on the job, and to renew our efforts for safe and healthy workplaces.

This year, Worksafe invites you to join us at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf with UNITE HERE Local 2 to support hotel workers fighting for a safer workplace and a fair process to decide on unionization.

Right now the hotel is finishing up renovations, with changes made to the restaurant area and the hotel rooms. We all know renovations bring changes to working conditions. Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf workers continue to stand up and raise problems to their management. But without the Union, workers don’t have the same rights and negotiating tools to hold management accountable, like workers do in Unite Here Local 2 hotels.

On April 28th, we will take action to stand in solidarity with Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf workers and honor Worker’s Memorial Day.

DATE: Tuesday April 28, 2015
TIME: 12 Noon
PLACE: Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (555 North Point St — cross street with Taylor at the Fisherman’s Wharf)
Click here for the flyer (English, Spanish, Chinese)

Join Us! Please let us know if you are planning to join us this Workers Memorial Day by emailing gbateson@worksafe.org, or calling Gail Bateson at 510-302-1011.

Looking for other opportunities to participate?

Other events in Northern California on April 28
- San Jose: Santa Clara Valley Labor Center is hosting a breakfast and briefing.
- Santa Cruz: The Reel Work 2015 May Day Labor Film Festival will host the world premiere of A Day's Work, a documentary film on temp workers, followed by a panel discussion.
- Ukiah: The North Bay Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is sponsoring an event to honor workers from Mendocino County who have been killed or injured on the job.

To learn more about these events, and to find events in your area during Workers’ Memorial Week (April 25 to May 2), check out the AFL-CIO and the National COSH websites.

“Dying at work in California: The hidden stories behind the numbers”

In 2011, we published the first of what has become an annual report profiling lives lost over the last year in California workplaces, and proposing what should be done to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. This year, Worksafe will release the 5th annual "Dying at Work in California" report in remembrance of the family members and friends behind the state’s workplace injury, illness, and fatality statistics. Check your inbox and our website for more information.

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Please help raise awareness on Twitter by using the hashtags #WorkersMemorialDay and #iwmd15

...Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!
...Ruega por los muertos y lucha con todo lo que tienes por los vivos!

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