NYC Workers, Labor Leaders and Electeds Commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day
New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring dozens of workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year. The annual commemoration was organized by the NYC CLC and the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH).
At the commemoration, NYC Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor Chair Carmen De La Rosa spoke about the need for legislation that will mandate NYC employers to report all workplace fatalities to the City. Currently, there is no primary or official source from which this information can be collected. In compiling our list for Workers’ Memorial Day the NYC CLC and NYCOSH are forced to rely on media reports, information from our affiliates and community organizations, and word of mouth. Read the press release and stream the full ceremony here.