Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day for us to honor the dead and injured and recommit ourselves to advocating for safe workplaces for all.
The facts in America are alarming: on average more than 100 workers lose their lives from a work-related injury each week. That is one death every 99 minutes. We should never accept even one injury or illness on the job let alone one every 99 minutes. We all must do better.
Brothers and Sisters, you know as well as I do–workplace deaths are largely preventable with proper planning, training, and worker protections. Let’s never forget that point and practice it each and every day. Afterall, as a union, we set the standards for occupational safety and health.
I thank you for your commitment to working safe and wish you and your family the very best.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Raymond M. Pocino
LIUNA Vice President and
Eastern Regional Manager