April 17, 2013
Remember the dead, fight for the living at vigil and rally
Workers’ Memorial Day is an international day of remembrance for workers who have lost their lives on the job. Please join us outside the NC Department of Labor to call for safe jobs for North Carolina workers.
What: Vigil and rally for safe jobs in NC
When: Friday, April 26 at noon
Where: North Carolina Department of Labor, 4 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Who: Triangle Jobs with Justice and the National Committee on Occupational Safety & Health are organizing this observance.
North Carolina must do better
In 2011, according to preliminary numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 78,000 cases of workplace injury or related illness. In that one year, 148 workers went to work for a paycheck but instead paid for doing so with their lives.
How many workplace fatalities or injuries and illnesses could have been prevented had unsafe working conditions been identified by a paid inspector?
With only 99 paid inspectors in North Carolina, it would take 59 years to inspect each workplace just once.