Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living

On April 28, trade unionists around the world will pause to remember workers who have died or have been injured on the job. Workers’ Memorial Day is commemorated annually on this day, the anniversary date of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

While many strides have been made for worker safety since the inception of OSHA, there is still much to do to make sure that our members and all workers return home safely to their families every day.

We honor and remember the following who died on the job in 2019:

  • Matthew Rowen – Local 264, March 5
  • Benjamin W. Fisher – Local 645, July 26
  • Jack W. Botkin – Local 309, August 23
  • Cedric T. Barnett – Local 645, August 23

To commemorate our LIUNA brothers and sisters who never returned home from work, please wear the lapel pin to honor their memory on April 28.

With the spring and summer construction season quickly approaching, now is the time to recommit ourselves to making our job sites and highway work zones as safe as possible.

If you need additional information about Worker Memorial Day, please call the LIUNA Midwest Region Health & Safety Fund at 800-218-2253.