On April 28 we remember those who lost their lives or had their lives changed forever because of something that happened in their workplace. On this day, workers, retirees, leaders, activists and allies across the country come together to remember and recommit to protecting workers and preventing further tragedies, and making every workplace safe and healthy for everyone.
Though we can’t hold in-person gatherings this year, the enduring message of Day of Mourning – to mourn for the dead and fight for the living – is more important than ever. COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live and work. Workers are on the front line doing critical work without the protections they need to keep themselves safe. We owe it to all workers to make sure they have the protections and supports to work safely.