Category Archives: 2020 USA

USA: Día en Memoria de Trabajadorxs Fallecidxs (Spanish Resources) – National COSH

As we observe Workers’ Memorial Day, we’d like to share these Spanish language resources from National COSH, to help in remembering those who have become ill, injured or lost their lives at work.

This year, we are spotlighting employers who have failed to take proper steps to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, as well as other preventable hazards across a range of industries and occupations.

The Executive Summary of our Dirty Dozen 2020 —  Special Coronavirus Edition report is available here:

The Dirty Dozen press release is here:

Our social media toolkit, with sharable badges and infographics in both English and Spanish, is available here:

This year, we’ve added a Dirty Dozen video.  You can find it here.

Thanks so much for all your help, and for all you are doing to protect workers during this difficult time.

Jessica and Marianela

for the National COSH Team

Jessica E. Martinez, MPH

Co-Executive Director

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH)

USA: Video memorial tribute to killed workers

USMWF United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities has published a moving video memorial of fallen workers.

USA: California’s Workers Memorial Week – We invite you to participate!

Every year on April 28th, we hold Workers’ Memorial Day to remember the millions of workers who have been injured or killed on the job, acknowledge the suffering experienced by families and communities, and to renew the fight for safe, healthy, and secure workplaces for all workers.

This year, we are calling on California state leadership and employers to protect workers from COVID-19. We invite you to join us throughout Workers Memorial Week (4/27 – 5/1) to uplift stories through your social media platforms that illustrate how the current health crisis is impacting workers, and exacerbating existing hazards and injustices. Let’s stand together to demand stronger protections for industries across the state now and beyond.

Participate by utilizing our Digital Toolkit, where you’ll find sample hashtags, tweets/posts, and graphics to upload to your respective social media pages. We also encourage you to repost any Workers Memorial Day content you come across – keep an eye out for other unions and worker centers in our network, who have been collecting stories of workers impacted by COVID-19 over the past few weeks (you can find those organizations listed under “allies to tag” in the toolkit).

Each day, we will have a theme and related demands to uplift the ways in which workers have been impacted by this crisis and what our state leaders need to do to better protect our communities:

  • Monday (4/27): General Health & Safety Day
  • Tuesday (4/28): Enforcement and Workplace Safeguards (Stronger Cal/OSHA Enforcement, PPE, Social Distancing, Hand washing, Expand Aerosol Transmitted Disease (ATD) to apply to all industries)
  • Wednesday (4/29): Financial Security
  • Thursday (4/30): Right to Refuse and Anti-Retaliation Protections
  • Friday (5/1): Health & Safety for All (May Day)

Here’s the facebook page for the week of action. Get in touch if you have questions or want to deepen your engagement in Workers’ Memorial Week!

Stay well, everyone!

Alice Berliner | Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her
Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health
1000 N. Alameda St., Suite 240 | Los Angeles, Ca 90012 | Facebook

USA: Join us this Workers Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives – USW

The COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from gathering in person, but it won’t stop us from memorializing our Steelworker sisters and brothers who were injured or killed on the job on the last year.

Join us , April 28, at noon EST as we stream our 2020 Workers Memorial Day ceremony on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our website.

USW Website:

We’ll take a few moments to reflect on those we’ve lost then do what we do: pivot into action to continue pushing for laws to make our workplaces safer.

Stay tuned for a series of educational webinars on our Facebook page kicking off this this week from our Health, Safety and Environment Department. Also look for information from Rapid Response about worker safety legislation we’re pushing. And watch for our Education Department’s video watch party series starting with the film, “Silkwood,” a drama based on health and safety concerns at a nuclear facility.

Finally, a reminder to visit in the U.S. and in Canada often as we’re adding resources there daily to help us all get through this.

USA: National COSH Dirty Dozen 2020

The National COSH 2020 Dirty Dozen — Special Coronavirus Edition puts a spotlight on employers who put workers and communities at risk from unsafe practices. This year, we focus on employers who are failing to protect workers and the public from exposure to COVID-19, as well as other hazards across a range of industries and occupations.

National COSH

Asia: ANROEV activities and initiatives for 28 April

ANROEV has supplied a list of some of their affiliates’ initiatives in various countries campaigning for the recognition of COVID 19 as an occupational and compensable disease.

ANROEV affiliates activities [pdf]

USA: NC AFL-CIO | Workers’ Memorial Day and COVID-19

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USA: Farmworker Justice presents Facebook series ‘The state of farmworkers in the Covid-19 era’

Farmworker Justice is presenting a Facebook video series ‘The state of farmworkers in the Covid-19 era’

Guest speakers  include:

Farmworker Justice is collaborating with farmworker-serving organisations and many other organisations to help farmworker families confront the very serious challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more here:

Farmworker homepage

USA: AFL-CIO Workers Memorial Day Toolkit/Resources



The AFL-CIO has released two new resources to help workers, unions and others prepare for commemorating Workers Memorial Day, April 28 — on the day itself and the weeks before and following:

1) Our Workers Memorial Day toolkit now can be found at: This includes talking points, information on WMD events and actions, the Trump administration’s record on COVID-19 and other S&H issues, COVID-19 facts, national and state level data and other S&H facts, a flyer on emergency infectious disease standards, sample OpEds, LTEs, advisories and event releases…

2) Digital graphics for sharing around Workers Memorial Day:

As a reminder, all of the WMD artwork and other materials for download can be found here:

And please encourage everyone to submit their WMD events and actions here:

Please continue to distribute these widely — to lift up worker safety protections against COVID-19 and other safety hazards this year as we mourn for the dead, fight for the living.

USA: This Sunday 26 April Workers’ Memorial Day Virtual March

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is holding a Virtual March for Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday 26 April. Read their invite below:

Please Join Us  Sunday @ 1pm (US east coast) for a Virtual March for Workers’ Memorial Day 


In this time of COVID-19, please spend an hour with us for a virtual  Workers’ Memorial Day march to honor workers who have fallen ill or died from this deadly virus. This is a time to thank and honor essential workers’ who put their health and lives on the line every day when they leave the safety of their homes to go to work. From nurses and emergency responders to transit workers, grocery store clerks, warehouse workers and more. All workers are at risk!

Workers’ Memorial Day is a day to honor all workers who have suffered an occupational illness or disease or have suffered a workplace fatality. The sad truth is, most workplace deaths are preventable. As a society, we must put more of an emphasis on worker health and safety and an end to the injustice and the damage corporate greed causes working families.

On average, a worker dies every 100 minutes in the United States. Every 100 minutes a family is ripped apart. This must end.

Please join us to mourn those we lost, honor those who continue to work during the pandemic and fight like hell for change. You can do all of this from the comfort of your living room.

NJ Work Environment Council

172 West State Street, 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608, USA.
phone: 609/882-6100