Workers' Memorial Day

Each year we observe Workers' Memorial Day in order to remember the workers who suffered injuries, became ill, or were killed on the job, as well as to promote legislative action and stronger enforcement of existing health and safety laws. It's also a day in which we rededicate ourselves to the effort to create safer & healthier workplaces for all workers.

Workers' Memorial Day 2012

Two hundred and fity people attended the Workers' Memorial Day event on April 28th at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center, including representatives from Cal/OSHA, the CLEAN Car Wash Campaign, the Los Angeles Association for a New Economy (LAAANE), IDEPSCA, Warehouse Workers United, The National Day Laborer Network (NDLON), UNITE HERE, USW 675, and the Teamsters. Hosted by SoCalCOSH and UCLA-LOSH, participants honored fallen workers through a powerful day of action, theater, song, and commemoration. Visit the LOSH Facebook page for more pictures!

Workers' Memoiral Day crowd at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 4/28/12

Workers' Memorial Day 2011

Pedro Guzman reading litany of names of workers killed on the job, WMD 2011

Workers' Memorial Day 2010

Workers' Memorial Day 2009