Workers Memorial Day

  • Media and Blog Roundup for Workers Memorial Day 2017

    Here’s the full media and blog roundup – plus links to photos and video – of coverage of Workers’ Memorial Day in Raleigh.

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  • Grieving Family Members Join Workers Memorial Day Service in Raleigh

    About three dozen people including labor advocates and faith leaders and surviving family members turned out to remember 150 people who died while working for a better life in North Carolina in 2015.

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  • Community to Honor 150 People Who Died on the Job in 2015

    Local workers, labor and faith leaders, and surviving family members will gather Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for a Workers’ Memorial Day service to honor 150 people known to have died while working for a better life in 2015 and to call on NC Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

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  • Remember the Dead on Workers Memorial Day 2017 (4/28)

    Join us at 10 AM Friday, April 28th in Raleigh for a press conference and solemn memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 150 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2015.

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  • Join our Workers Memorial Day 2016 service April 28th in Raleigh

    Join us April 28th in Raleigh to memorialize 128 workers who died on the job in 2014 and to call for N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

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  • Day of the Dead celebration to highlight workers’ plight

    North Carolina farmworker and human rights advocates will gather at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh at 2pm on Sunday, November 1 to celebrate the Day of the Dead / Dia de Los Muertos by honoring fallen field and poultry workers.

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  • Recap: Workers’ Memorial Day 2015

    About two dozen Raleigh workers, advocates, community members, and faith leaders gathered on International Workers Memorial Day to memorialize workers who died or suffered illness or injury on the job and to call on North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry to do a better job protecting the health and safety of workers.

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  • Raleigh community will observe Workers’ Memorial Day (4/28)

    On Tuesday morning, Raleigh workers, advocates, community members, and faith leaders will gather at 7 W. Lenoir Street, near the site of a deadly construction accident last month in downtown Raleigh, to memorialize workers who have died or suffered illness or injury on the job.

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  • Deaths on the job almost doubled in 2014

    The News & Observer has reported that nearly twice as many workers died on the job in North Carolina in 2014 compared to the year before, according to preliminary data released by the state Department of Labor this month. Is Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry up to doing her job?

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  • Workers’ Memorial Day observance in Raleigh (4/26)

    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.

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  • Workers Memorial Day to be observed in Raleigh (4/27)

    Jobs with Justice and National Council for Occupational Safety and Health are organizing a Workers Memorial Day observance in Raleigh set for noon on Friday, April 27 outside the N.C. Department of Labor.

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  • The Imperial Foods Fire 20 Years Later

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 is the 20th anniversary of North Carolina’s deadliest industrial accident.

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  • Paper Workers Pause to Honor the Dead

    Last week, workers at International Paper and members of USW Local 9-738 in Riegelwood, NC kept alive their yearly tradition of marking Workers Memorial Day with a solemn observance and wreath laying.

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  • Ignoring Congress, Bureau of Prisons Risks Lives

    Take Action: Understaffing at federal prisons is putting lives at risk No one should go to work afraid for their life because of their manager’s willful disregard of the law.  Yet thousands of correctional workers in federal prisons do so every day, reporting for duty in facilities across the country where the ratio of inmates […]

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  • Explosion at ConAgra Plant in Garner, NC

    3 workers die, 38 others hospitalized An explosion in the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner, NC killed three workers and sent 38 others to the hospital on Tuesday. The cause of the blast is not yet known. Federal agents are to begin an investigation today. The blast was powerful enough to knock down one of […]

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