NYDN Letter to the Editor: A Solemn Tradition
NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez and New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) Executive Director Charlene Obernauer penned a NY Daily News Letter to the Editor thanking NY City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for his commitment to honoring workers who lose their lives on the job:
"At this week’s meeting of the City Council, Speaker Corey Johnson read into the record the names of New Yorkers who have been killed on the job over the past month. It is a monthly remembrance that Johnson started in April 2018 as part of our city’s commemoration of Workers Memorial Day to draw attention to the continuing need for increased safety protections, workplace rights and the importance of proper training standards. Too often, the names of those who head to work and don’t return home go unacknowledged outside of immediate friends and family. The NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) have been honored to partner with Johnson in ensuring that those men and women who are tragically lost in the course of their day’s work are not forgotten. "
We look forward to partnering with the next City Council Speaker and the rest of the incoming City Council to continue this solemn tradition.