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Workers' Memorial Week: ‘Pray for the Dead; Fight For the Living’

Nat Bender
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During Workers’ Memorial Week we remember those who lost their lives, were injured, or suffered illnesses at work and renew our commitment to fight for safe workplaces, according to the National Council on Occupational Health and Safety ( national week of action planned around Workers’ Memorial Day, which is commemorated on April 28 each year.

  • Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023, 12:00pm Worker's Memorial Day Gathering Port of Miami (behind Seamans Cafe), 1180 S. American Way, Miami, Florida 33132.
  • Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023, 2:00pm Dirty Dozen 2023 Release Event/ Evento de Lanzamiento de La Docena Sucia 2023 Press Conference.
  • Thursday, Apr 27, 2023, 1:00pm (zoom)Workers Memorial Day ceremony to honor and remember our injured and fallen workers
  • Friday, Apr 28, 2023, 7:30am Let Their Lives Speak to Us (read in English, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew and Arabic)

Having a union means having a voice about workplace safety. To follow, see AFSCME resources to protect yourself and your co-workers.

AFSCME COVID-19 Prevention: AFSCME members are still on the front lines, keeping our communities running. It is important for workers to have information on how to best do their jobs and how to protect themselves.

National COSH Resources: Find fact sheet, guides, training materials and more by occupation in English and Spanish.

AFSCME Webinars

Do you have a story to tell about a workplace injury that should have been prevented or a co-worker who died as a result of a workplace accident? Are you and your co-workers interested in starting a health and safety committee at your workplace or locating resources to address a potentially dangerous situation? Contact Nat Bender at for more information.