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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Today We Observe Worker's Memorial Day

Today, we observe Workers’ Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have died in the workplace. Working men and women – not billionaires and Wall Street bankers - built America. They are the unsung heroes of our country and our communities.




I know what it's like to lose a coworker on the job. Over the course of my career as an electrician, I saw firsthand the sacrifices people made day in and day out, doing the hard, psychical labor required to shape our skylines, build our schools, and illuminate our bridges. From construction workers to our nurses, teachers, bus drivers, and beyond, American workers keep our country running each and every day and we must do more to keep them safe on the job.

As a co-chair of the Labor Caucus and the Bipartisan Building Trades Caucus, I’m fighting to strengthen workplace rights and protections, raise the minimum wage, and hold corporations accountable for violating workers’ rights and undermining workers’ safety. I also introduced legislation to establish Workers’ Memorial Day as a federal holiday to remember our brothers and sisters who lost their lives while on the job and bring more attention to better working conditions for workers across the country.

On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you to all the men and women who keep this country going.


Donald Norcross
Member of Congress