On April 28, we remember and mourn the Oregonians who died on the job as a result of workplace injuries and illness in 2019, and we recommit ourselves to protecting working people from injury and disease on the job. This issue has never been more relevant than it is right now amidst a global pandemic. Please join us for a digital Workers Memorial Day on April 28 at 12:00 pm.
- If you’re on Facebook please view the ceremony by clicking here.
- If you’re not on Facebook, watch the video on YouTube by clicking here.
Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work. In Canada, it is commemorated as the National Day of Mourning.
Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organization in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. The slogan for the day is Remember the dead – Fight for the living.