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Apr 14

WHAT YOU CAN DO ON WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

Things are still a little different as we continue safety practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, there are still many ways to recognize Workers Memorial Day and keep everyone safe from
COVID-19.
• Organize an online campaign to call for stronger safety and health protections using our
digital toolkit, which may be found at www.aflcio.org/WorkersMemorialDay. Demand that elected
officials put workers’ well-being over corporate interests.
• Use the AFL-CIO’s digital toolkit to call for the Senate to pass the PRO Act to ensure all
workers have a voice on the job.
• Hold a virtual candlelight vigil, memorial service or moment of silence to remember those who
have died on the job, and highlight job safety problems at workplaces in our community.
• Host a phone event or webinar with members of Congress in their districts. Involve injured
workers and family members who can talk firsthand about the need for strong safety and health
protections, the ability to speak up against unsafe working conditions, and joining together in
union to keep workplaces safe. Invite local religious and community leaders and other allies to
participate in the event.
• Conduct virtual workshops to empower workers to report job safety hazards and exercise workplace
rights. Invite union members, nonunion workers and community allies to participate.
• Create a memorial at a workplace or in a community where workers have been killed on the job.
• Create and share an online photo and storyboard campaign on social media to remember workers who
have been killed on the job.
• If you are working during the pandemic, organize an outdoor, socially distanced event at your
workplace to stand together to protect all workers' right to a safe job, and to hold your employer
accountable for keeping you safe.
• Invite the press to your Workers Memorial Day events to increase public awareness of the dangers
working people face on the job.
• Come together in person once this pandemic is over. As a labor movement, we Mourn
for the Dead and Fight for the Living on April 28, and every day of the year.

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