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USA: Day Labor Network message, report and graphics to mark 28 April


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New NDLON Report sheds light on day laborers as second responders in climate disasters!

This week, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network launched its new REPORT: “Recovering from Climate Disasters: Immigrant Day Laborers as Second Responders.”

The report launch is part of a week-long series of actions and events in commemoration of #WorkersMemorialDay #IWMD22.

After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans in 2021, NDLON’s Disaster Response Brigade of worker-trainers conducted outreach and training across the impacted area, surveying day laborers on wages, health hazards, and awareness of their rights, while also sharing resources and documenting the realities for working people on the ground in the midst of the recovery.

The climate crisis is exacerbating a crisis of abuse and unsafe work conditions for workers nationwide – and we need to respond and organize accordingly.

Check out the report and share your support for #SecondResponders on social media!

Read full report, link in our bio.

#SecondResponders #NDLON #DisasterRelief #ClimateJustice #WorkerMigrantJustice

USA: You’re invited – Dirty Dozen release event, 4/27 / Estás invitade: evento de lanzamiento de la Docena Sucia, 27/04

[Este es un mensaje bilingüe. Más abajo en español]

You know who they are: the employers who put profits over people. Join National COSH as we call out 12 of these dirty companies and lift up the voices of the workers who are courageous enough to stand up to say “NO MORE.”

We’ll commemorate Worker’s Memorial Week with our release of the 2022 Dirty Dozen Report this Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 noon MT / 11 am PT.

This release event will be moderated by our own Jessica E. Martinez and will feature a panel of workers from some of the “Dirty Dozen” employers. We have also invited the press to hear their stories and get the word out that workplace injuries and fatalities are NOT accidents, but preventable incidents. We know we can save lives and reduce illnesses and injuries when we join together and ensure that employers listen to workers and follow established safety protocols.

Workers’ Memorial Week is a time to mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living. We hope you can join us on April 27th.

In solidarity,

Jessica Martinez & Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
Co-Executive Directors
National COSH

Ya sabes quiénes son: les empresaries que ponen las ganancias sobre las personas. Únete a COSH National mientras llamamos a 12 de estas empresas sucias y levantamos las voces de les trabajadores que son lo suficientemente valientes como para ponerse de pie y decir “NO MÁS”.

Resaltaremos la Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores Fallecides con la publicación del informe La Docena Sucia de 2022 este miércoles 27 de abril de 2022 a las 2 pm Este / 1 pm Centro / 12 del mediodía Montaña / 11 am Pacifico.

Este evento de lanzamiento será moderado por nuestra co-Directora Jessica E. Martínez y contará con un panel de trabajadores de algunos de les empleadores de la “Docena Sucia”. También hemos invitado a la prensa a escuchar sus historias y hacer correr la voz de que las lesiones y muertes en el lugar de trabajo NO son accidentes, sino incidentes prevenibles. Sabemos que podemos salvar vidas y reducir enfermedades y lesiones cuando nos unimos y nos aseguramos de que les empleadores escuchen a les trabajadores y sigan los protocolos de seguridad establecidos.

La Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores Fallecides es un momento para conmemorar a los muertos y luchar con toda el alma por les vives. Esperamos que puedas unirte a nosotros el 27 de abril.

En solidaridad,

Jessica Martínez y Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
Directoras Co-Ejecutivas
COSH Nacional

USA: Worksafe – Workers Memorial Week 2022: Mourn. Empower. Escalate.


Dear Friends & Allies,
Every year, during the week of April 28th, we join together with workers, worker centers, unions, and OSH advocates across the state and country to remember those we’ve lost to preventable workplace hazards and to renew the fight for safe & healthy workplaces.

Across California, regions are planning both virtual and in-person events, and will honor worker & community members who have passed away this past year, or at any point during the pandemic. We invite you to submit names, pictures, and/or stories of folks you’d like to include in this year’s Workers’ Memorial Week. Either respond directly to this email, or fill out our Google Form HERE (by Friday, 4/22).

We will be in touch again soon with updates on opportunities to participate in Workers’ Memorial Week in your region!

In Solidarity,
SoCalCOSH, UCLA-LOSH, UC Merced Community & Labor Center, UC Berkeley LOHP, and Worksafe

Estimados amigos y aliados,

Todos los años, durante la semana del 28 de abril, nos unimos a los trabajadores, los centros de trabajadores, los sindicatos y los defensores de la seguridad y la salud ocupacional de todo el estado y el país para recordar a las personas que hemos perdido por peligros laborales prevenibles y para renovar la lucha por la seguridad. y lugares de trabajo saludables.

En todo California, las regiones están planeando eventos virtuales y en persona, y honrarán a los trabajadores y miembros de la comunidad que fallecieron el año pasado o en cualquier momento durante la pandemia. Lo invitamos a enviar nombres, fotos y/o historias de las personas que le gustaría incluir en la Semana en Memoria de los Trabajadores de este año. Responda directamente a este correo electrónico o complete nuestro formulario de Google AQUÍ (antes del viernes 22 de abril).

¡Nos pondremos en contacto nuevamente pronto con actualizaciones sobre oportunidades para participar en la Semana Conmemorativa de los Trabajadores en su región!

En solidaridad,
SoCalCOSH, UCLA-LOSH, Centro Comunitario y Laboral de UC Merced, LOHP Berkeley y Worksafe

USA: The AFL-CIO’s Workers Memorial Day toolkit is out

The AFL-CIO’s Workers Memorial Day toolkit is out:

Here, you can find talking points, sample press materials, and national and state by state data to use when planning your WMD events/commemorations. Materials are available in English and Spanish.


USA: Workers’ Memorial Week resources from National COSH

A message from Jessica E. Martinez and Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
Co-Executive Directors, National COSH


Workers’ Memorial Week will begin on April 23rd this year and continue through May 1. Across the country and around the globe, we’ll see worker actions, vigils and events to honor workers who have been killed, injured, and made sick on the job.

Here is the National COSH 2022 WMW Toolkit, which includes:

Got a memorial event coming up in your workplace or community? Let us know here and we’ll add it to the WMW Action Map.

National COSH will release our 2022 Dirty Dozen report on unsafe employers on Wednesday, April 27 at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT/12 noon MT/ 11 am PT.  If you’d like to join the release event on Zoom, please register here.

Thanks much – and if you have questions or need any assistance with an upcoming event, please contact National COSH at info@nationalcosh.org.

In solidarity,

Jessica E. Martinez
Marcy Goldstein-Gelb
Co-Executive Directors, National COSH

USA: Workers Memorial Day 2022: Materials and Resources – AFL-CIO

AFLO-CIO is gearing up for International Workers’ Memorial Day with a comprehensive suite of resources including briefings, information, posters, stickers, graphics and events listings available in English and Spanish.  The details below are from  Safety and Health Director Rebecca L. Reindel.

Flyer [English]
Flyer [español]






Workers Memorial Day, April 28, is just around the corner. This year, the labor movement will commemorate those we have lost on the job and will organize to make the fundamental right of a safe job a reality for all workers. This year’s theme is “Organize! Safe Jobs Now.” Attached are AFL-CIO President Shuler’s letter, launching Workers Memorial Day planning this year and English and Spanish versions of this year’s flier.

Please join us this April 28 to honor the victims of workplace injury and illness and the call to organize for safe jobs for all workers. As we do every year, trade unionists around the country and globe will organize our communities and workplaces to observe Workers Memorial Day.

We will highlight the toll of job injuries and deaths; demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests; and demand safe jobs for all. This year, and every year, the labor movement will defend the right of every worker to a safe job and build collective power to make that right a reality.

Please use the resources below when planning for this year’s Workers Memorial Day and reach out to us with any questions, concerns, comments along the way.

Materials and Artwork:

Please scroll down our Workers Memorial Day home page to view and download this year’s materials and artwork: aflcio.org/workersmemorialday. These include posters, stickers, and fliers in English and Spanish. Stickers are available for “Organize! Safe Jobs Now” and for “Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living.”

Please place your order for materials here. You can either pick up materials in person at our Washington DC headquarters or have them shipped to you.

Workers Memorial Day Events:

We want to hear about your Workers Memorial Day plans! Please share your event with us so that we can include it on our map of events across the country.

Plan events, actions, activities and observances with suggestions in our flier. If gathering in person, especially indoors, please follow CDC’s guidelines on organizing large events and gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toolkit Coming Soon:
Soon, we will be distributing more materials to help you plan your commemorations and advocacy efforts. These include talking points, sample materials for media outreach, worker safety and health facts, state-by-state safety and health data, fact sheets, digital resources, infographics and other information.

How to reach out to us about Workers Memorial Day:
oshmail@aflcio.org or 202-637-5341

Hashtags you can use to build solidarity online around Workers Memorial Day:
#IWMD2022 #WorkersMemorialDay #1uSafety

Rebecca L. Reindel, MS, MPH (she/her)
Safety and Health Director, AFL-CIO
815 Black Lives Matter Plaza, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Workers’ Memorial Week of Action Mourn…. Empower…. Escalate….

Workers’ Memorial Week of Action






Wednesday, February 23 

3pm ET/ 2pm CT/ 1pm MT/ 12pm PT

During Workers’ Memorial Week (WMW), worker leaders, organizers, surviving family members and activists around the world come together to take action. Together, we remember those who have lost their lives, been injured, or suffered illnesses at work. Together, we renew our commitment to fight for safe workplaces. 

Join us for this 90 minute webinar to learn about strategies to build worker power and escalate your campaigns leading up to Workers’ Memorial Week. In this webinar you will…

  • Get inspired with stories and ideas for Workers’ Memorial Week 
  • Brainstorm on how your Workers’ Memorial actions can build worker leadership and escalate your campaigns
  • Learn and access resources and tools to participate and build for WMW actions, including vigils, rallies, press events, data sources for research reports, and more.


Jessica E. Martinez, MPH (she/ella)

Co-Executive Director 

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health


(213) 278-6035


Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores Fallecides Luto…. Empoderamiento…. Intensificación.



Miércoles, 23 de febrero

3pm EST/ 2pm CST/ 1pm MST/ 12pm PT

Durante la Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores (WMW por sus siglas en inglés), les trabajadores líderes, les organizadores, les familiares sobrevivientes y los activistas en todo el mundo se unen para tomar acción. Juntos, recordamos a aquellos que perdieron la vida, resultaron heridos o sufrieron enfermedades en el trabajo. Juntos, renovamos nuestro compromiso de luchar por lugares de trabajo seguros.

Únete a nosotros en este seminario web de 90 minutos para conocer estrategias para desarrollar el poder de les trabajadores e intensificar tus campañas antes de la Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores. 

En este seminario web…

  • Inspírate con historias e ideas para la Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores
  • Únete a la lluvia de ideas sobre cómo sus acciones en la Semana Conmemorativa de les Trabajadores pueden desarrollar el liderazgo de les trabajadores e intensificar tus campañas
  • Aprende y accede a recursos y herramientas para participar y construir acciones de WMW, incluidas vigilias, acciones, eventos de prensa, fuentes de datos para informes de investigación y más.


Jessica E. Martinez, MPH (she/ella)

Co-Executive Director 

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health


(213) 278-6035

USA: Las familias y lxs compañerxs de trabajo recuerdan a los perdidos en el trabajo durante la Semana Conmemorativa de lxs Trabajadorxs

El estándar temporal de emergencia COVID-19 salvará vidas y debe ser “aprobado rápidamente y aplicado rigurosamente”, dicen los activistas de seguridad

LOS ÁNGELES- Al reunirse en la Manifestación Nacional virtual para observar la Semana Conmemorativa de lxs Trabajadorxs, lxs activistas de seguridad dijeron hoy que un nueva Norma Temporal de Emergencia COVID-19 (ETS – por sus siglas en inglés) salvará vidas y debe ser “rápidamente aprobada y aplicada rigurosamente”.

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