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Republish It! Mayor Roger Reinert's Facebook post on Workers Memorial Day

Reinert Facebook page

"This morning at the Duluth Labor Temple we acknowledged Workers Memorial Day. Over 50 years ago on April 28th, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, which promises every worker the right to a safe job. The law was the result of tireless efforts of the labor movement. They organized for safer working conditions and demanded action to protect working people. Since then, unions and allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections under the law that have made jobs safer and saved lives. Workplace safety is extremely important. Each day, more than 340 workers are killed and more than 6,000 suffer injury and illness because of dangerous working conditions that are preventable. Whether police, fire, street repair, or utility work - the City has many jobs where safety is of the utmost concern. It's so important to continue to elevate safe job sites. Every worker deserves to make a fair living AND go home to their families at the end of their shift. Thank you to all that work tirelessly to ensure safety is a priority, to protect workers all around the community."