April 28, 2018

Workers' Memorial Day Observance, April 28, 2018

The Museum will observe Workers' Memorial Day, a day set aside by the nations' unions to draw attention to the occupational health and safety of workers in the US, on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 1PM at its headquarters, the historic Botto House National Landmark.

In addition to the traditional candle-light vigil, Irwin Nack, Associate Professor of History at William Paterson University (retired) and past president of the American Federation of Teachers' (AFT) Local Union 1796, AFL-CIO, will offer a presentation and lead a discussion, "Rome's Museum of the Risorgimento:  The Struggle for Italy's Independence & Unification."

The first Workers' Memorial Day was observed in 1989.  April 28th was chosen because it is the anniversary of the formation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the day of a similar remembrance in Canada.  Every year, people in hundreds of communities and at worksites commemorate Workers' Memorial Day as an International Day of Mourning.

For additional information about the Museum's Workers' Memorial Day observance, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@aol.com.