More than 50 years ago on April 28, Workers Memorial Day, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Because of the tireless efforts of the labor movement, which organized and called for government action, the law was won.
While this was a major victory for America’s working people, thousands of workers continue to die on the job every year. We must continue to fight for safer working conditions and the rights of all working people.
This year, let’s raise our collective voices to win stronger safety and health protections in our workplaces and stronger job safety and health laws. Please use the linked toolkit to add your voice to the movement for better safety.
For more information visit the AFL-CIO’s toolkit: