April 28, 2022

The Irwin Nack Workers' Memorial Day Observance, April 28th, 2022

The Museum cordially invites the general public to participate in The Irwin Nack Workers' Memorial Day Observance in-person or virutally, via ZOOM, on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at 7PM.  Workers' Memorial Day is a day set aside by the nation's unions to draw attention to the occupational health and safety of workers in the US.

In addition to the traditional candle-light vigil, author Daisy Pitkin will join us virtually, via ZOOM, to discuss her new book, On the Line:  A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union (Algonquin Books, 2022).  The book is a gritty behing-the-scenes look at union organizing by Ms. Pitkin, who has spent over twenty years a a community and labor organizer, working to support US industrial laundry workers, as well as garment workers around the world.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

The first Workers' Memorial Day was observed in 1989.  April 28th was chosen because it is the anniversary of the formation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the day of a similar remembrance in Canada.  Every year, people in hundreds of communities and at worksites commemorate Workers' Memorial Day as an International Day of Mourning.

Museum members will receive the ZOOM link.  Others may request it by calling the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.