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Workers Memorial Day

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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

or osha.compliance@state.mn.us

Greater Minnesota Worker Center & UFCW sponsor Workplace Health & Safety Training.

20151205_151109On December 5, 2015 the Greater Minnesota Worker Center and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union sponsored a Workplace Health & Safety Training in St Cloud. Belinda Thielen, from the UFCW Occupational Safety and Health Office, presented the training to the 70 participants who learned about OSHA, their rights on the job, workplace hazards and how to identify them, safety committees, and much more.


Bernie Hesse, from UFCW Local 1189, explains the Packing House Workers Bill of Rights


UFCW Local 1189 Director of Organizing, Abraham Wangnoo, discusses protected concerted activity, collective bargaining agreements, and the benefits of having a voice on the job.