More than 100 IAM members, family and friends gathered Monday to mourn and honor working people who have been killed, injured or sickened on the job this past year. The IAM Safety and Health Department hosted the annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.
General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes spoke about the IAM’s commitment to preventing workplace tragedies that take the lives of loved ones each year.
“The greatest honor we can bestow upon these men and women, the greatest tribute to their memories, is to double our efforts to fight for safe workplaces to ensure that not one more Machinist is killed or injured due to a preventable circumstance,” said Cervantes. “Not one more family should suffer as the families of these Brothers and Sisters have suffered.”