MOURN FOR THE DEAD
FIGHT FOR THE LIVING
April 28, 2016 at 11 A.M.
4150 2nd Ave S,
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Join us on Workers Memorial Day to memorialize workers who lost
lives or were injured on the job. We will release the results of our
preliminary Central MN Poultry Workers Survey, highlighting evident occupational health and safety violations. Bathroom Breaks, Line Speed, Unfair Firing Practices, and Religious Discrimination are major concerns for GNP workers. #Fight4theLIVING
Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.
For more information on workplace safety and health contact
Minnesota OSHA at (651) 284-5050
Charles Showalter, host of TheUnionEdge.com, talked with Greater Minnesota Worker Center organizer, Ahmed Ali about the work we are doing around the poultry industry.
Read about the activities at the Union Advocate:
In Minneapolis, striking workers revive campaign for Working Families Agenda
In addition to targeting fast-food restaurants and retail cleaning contractors, the strike took aim at Super America. The Minnesota-based chain of gas stations has come under fire from workers in St. Cloud, organizing with Working America and the Greater Minnesota Worker Center, for its hiring practices.
Workers have been asking the company for a meeting about the issue for months, said Makaida Garrett, a mother of five who has worked at a Super America in St. Cloud for about a year. Meanwhile, she continues to earn just $9.50 per hour and was recently passed over for a management-track position.
“There are many women and people of color who work at this company but are not properly represented in management,” Garrett said. “We are no longer asking for that meeting; we are demanding that they meet with us.”
Makaida Kaide Garrett , SA worker and Greater Minnesota Worker Center member speaking to the crowd.