Workers’ Memorial Day 4/28

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AFL-CIO Workers' Memorial Day


Dear Sisters and Brothers,                  
Please see the notice below regarding tomorrow's observance of Workers' Memorial Day.  The IATSE will also observe Canada's Day of Mourning tomorrow.                                       

The IATSE will be part of the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Memorial Day remembrance tomorrow, April 28, 2015.

On Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, we ask all workers, in all IATSE Local Unions to pause and offer a moment of silence at 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT on behalf of those in the entertainment industry, and all workers who have paid the ultimate price in order to support themselves and their families.                  

No workplace death is justifiable.  No task is worth the risk of injury, no matter how small or how great.  Safety is not just a word – it is an action that requires diligence, courage, and a commitment to a culture of safe work practices.  Safety should always be primary in our minds.                  

To get posters or stickers for your office or workplace to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day, please visit the AFL-CIO website here, and click here to get talking points.                  

Wherever you may be at 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT on Tuesday, April 28, please pause for a moment of silent remembrance.  If you are at work, pause with your coworkers.  If you are alone, simply pause.                  

Commit yourself today to work toward a safer working environment.  Our goal should be to work smarter and work safer so that we all have the opportunity to go home at the end of the day to our loved ones.  In doing so, we honor and remember those injured or killed working behind the scenes to entertain and enlighten us all.                  

In Solidarity,                  
Matthew D. Loeb

IATSE International President


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