Working people nationwide will use Workers’ Memorial Day to highlight Trump’s draconian cuts

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CHICAGO (April 27, 2017) — Affiliates of Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) and the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) have organized a series of actions from coast to coast on Friday, April 28 in commemoration of Workers’ Memorial Day. The actions are intended to call attention to heavy-handed cuts proposed by the White House to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency dedicated to protecting the safety of working people on the job.

“Every single day, 150 working people in the United States leave for work and never come home,” said Laura Barrett, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice. “With nationwide actions today, we hope to make clear that Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to OSHA will mean more dead working people in 2017 and beyond. The blood of these working people will be on the hands of the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans.”

Events scheduled for Workers’ Memorial Day include: 

Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Prayer Vigil (open to the public)

1pm ET

Conference Call

Register for the call here


Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ Center

Film Screening: A Day’s Work and discussion

6pm-8pm (local time)

Peaslee Neighborhood Center

215 E. 14th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202


Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa

Workers’ Memorial Day Vigil and Discussion

12:30pm-1pm (local time)

Downtown Iowa City Ped Mall

201 Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240


Interfaith Worker Justice San Diego

Vigil and Story Share

11am (local time)

St. Marks United Methodist Church

3502 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117


Rochester Worker Center

Community Forum

10am-12pm (local time)

SEIU/1199 Office

259 Monroe Ave #220, Rochester, NY 14607


Interfaith Worker Justice Maryland


7pm (local time)

St. Anthony Peace Garden

4414 Frankford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206


Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center


5:30pm (local time)

Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center Office

210 S Thompson St Suite 4A, Springdale, AR 72764


Workers’ Defense Project

Exhibit of Worker Stories and Vigil at Capitol

11:30am-3pm (local time)

Texas State Capitol

1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701


South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice

Release of 2017 Workers’ Memorial Day Report: Dying For Work in Florida and Prayer Vigil

10:30am (local time)

Stephen P. Clarke Government Center

111 NW 1st St, Miami, FL 33132


Greater Minnesota Worker Center

March and Rally

4pm-5pm (local time)

Courthouse Square

725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud, MN 56303


Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition

Vigil and Rally with AFL-CIO and NYCOSH (two events)

7am (local time)

Corner of Queens Plaza North and 29th Street, Queens, NY 07024


11:30am (local time)

DC 37 AFSCME, 125 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007


Fe Y Justicia


7pm-9pm (local time)

IBEW Local 716

1475 North Loop W, Houston, TX 77008