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National Workers Memorial Day 2010

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

From the mine accident on April 5, 2010, twenty nine West Virginia mine workers lost their lives. Every day in America, 16 workers die on the job. Imagine the outcry if that was a military statistic. In Indiana last year, four and a half out of every 100,000 workers, lost their lives and over 108,000 workers were injured or became sickened on their job. How safe are you? Who would care and provide for your family if this happened to you? Safety is your right under the law not an option!

The Occupation and Safety Act was signed into law on April 28, 1970 to provide standards for maintaining a safe workplace for you and your fellow workers. Each year for 16 years we have come together in this community on National Workers Memorial Day to remember our lost co-workers and to promote safe and disease free work environments. Please join us this year to honor the ones we have lost and to applaud those who are working hard to keep their workplace safe.

Workers Memorial Day Services 2010

Date: Wednesday April 28, 2010
Time: 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Place: Regional Workers Memorial Site on the river walk
Howard Park, South Bend, Indiana

We request local Unions and their members to observe a
moment of silence at noon on Wednesday in remembrance of
the workers who were not able to
come home from their job in 2009

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