GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Unions members from across the nation are observing Thursday as ‘Workers Memorial Day.’ Many are using the day to honor those who fought for safe work environments.
Earlier today, the Southeastern Connecticut Labor Council and AFLCIO held a special ceremony at Washington Park in Groton. The city’s mayor, and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman paid tribute to the workers who lost their lives on the job.
“Because of the fights you put on, because of those fights, we have safer places for even non-union workers to come to. People can get home and get back to their families,” said Lt. Gov. Wyman.
This year, union members are renewing the effort to create safe and healthy jobs with fair wages.