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Mark Workers Memorial Day From A Distance, Another Virus Casualty

Posted 5/1/20

On Workers Memorial Day last year, the AFL-CIO New York City Central Labor Council, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health and other workplace-safety advocates gathered in the rain to mourn 40 New Yorkers who died on the job.

This year, the number of workers who were honored on Workers Memorial Day grew tenfold: 514 employees who died during the previous 12 months were mourned, many of them front-line workers who passed from COVID-19.

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