No worker should have to sacrifice their life for a paycheck

Date: April 28, 2017

Join the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and National Employment Law Project (NELP) for a Worker Memorial Day panel on April 28th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern at the Economic Policy Institute.

Over 4,800 workers are killed on the job every year. That means 13 workers lose their lives on the job every day. Tens of thousands more die of occupational disease each year and almost 3 million more suffer a serious job related injury. Yet, within the first 100 days of the Trump administration, Congress and the President have already launched attacks on worker safety and rolled back worker protections that would have saved lives and prevent injuries.

The EPI and NELP invite you to join us on Worker Memorial Day, April 28th for a symposium with experts and workers to remember those that have lost their lives on the job, and to discuss the importance of strong government enforcement and safety standards to prevent work related  injuries and fatalities. Our panel will highlight the impact of the new rollbacks on workers lives and health implemented in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, and review future threats to safety  protections that will endanger workers.

This event is free and open to the public. This event will be livestreamed.

What: Panel discussion focusing on the importance and current state of worker safety protections and standards in the United States.

Who: David Michaels, Former Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and currently Professor at School of Public Health at GWU
Peg Seminario, Director, Safety and Health for the AFL-CIO
Alan White, Silicosis victim and USW member
Sylvia E. Johnson, Assistant Legislative Director for the United Automobile Workers
Deborah Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the National Employment Law Project
Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute
LeeAnna Mann and Angel Scharenbroch, Family members that have lost loved ones on the job

When: Friday, April 28th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Where: The Economic Policy Institute
1225 I Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

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