November 15, 2018

Workers' Memorial Day Observance at the American Labor Museum on April 27th, 2019

Haledon, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark will observe Workers' Memorial Day, a day set aside by the nation's unions to draw attention to the occupational health and safety of workers in the US, on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 1PM at the Museum's 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 Local Union 1796, AFL-CIO, will present a presentation and lead a discussion on the topic  "The Trump Program verses a Pro-Labor Agenda."

The first Workers' Memorial Day was observed on 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.

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the Aemrican Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  The Museum is open to visitors Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM and by appointment.  Groups are welcome by appointment.  For further information, please visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net, contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com