Honoring Workers Memorial Day

Mark Dimondstein

April 28, 2022

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Today, we are marking Workers Memorial Day by taking action together to protect our health and safety at work.

Workers Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the passage of the Oc­cupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), which went into effect 50 years ago. It is a day to remember workers killed or injured at work and to redouble our fight to secure safe workplaces for all. This year’s Workers Memorial Day takes on special sig­nificance after two years of working through this terrible pandemic that has deeply affected all of us.

As we think of those we have needlessly lost and who have suffered from COVID-19, let’s also recommit ourselves to organizing for safe workplaces. The best way to make changes at work is by joining together and demanding management provide a safe work envi­ronment for all employees.

Today we are asking you to work with your union brothers and sisters to identify safety issues in our local facilities/post offices and completing PS Form 1767 (Report of a Hazard, Unsafe Condition or Practice).

We have put together a quick guide for reporting safety issues on Workers Memorial Day.

Together, we will continue pressing management to address health and safety issues and ensure every APWU member has a safe and sanitary workplace to return home from every day.

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