April 24, 2008
Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April 28, Workers Memorial Day.
In Raleigh, a ceremony will be held at the Employment Security Commission at 12 noon, 700 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC.
In the Fayetteville area, the Greater Sandhills CLC is sponsoring an event Monday from 2pm-3pm in front of the Smithfield Packing plant, 15855 NC Highway 87 West, Tar Heel, NC.
Since there is no parking at the plant, people can carpool from the Subway restaurant on Highway 87 in Tarheel. Be at the Subway by 1:30pm if you want to carpool.