The theme of this year’s Workers Memorial Day is “Safe Jobs, Every Worker’s Right.” Make it clear that the labor movement will defend the right of every worker to a safe job — and fight until that promise is fulfilled.
Stand Up for Safe Jobs
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016, nearly 5,000 workers were killed on the job and nearly 2.9 million suffered from non-fatal injuries or illnesses.
OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality — winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses.