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Workers Memorial

249 Highland Ave
Rochester, NY 14620, US

Category: Labor Markers & Monuments

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Rochester Labor History eMap

In 1989 the Rochester Labor Council, with the Rochester Council on Occupational Safety and Health, dedicated a permanent marker in Highland Park as a tribute to those who are killed or injured on the job. In 1998, there were almost six million occupationally-related injuries and illnesses among U.S. workers; there were just over six thousand fatal job injuries in the same year. The marker was dedicated on Workers‚ Memorial Day, April 28, a day of observation established by the national AFL-CIO and the occupational safety and health movement as a reminder of the human cost of the American way of doing business. Annually, members of the local labor community observe Workers‚ Memorial Day by gathering at the monument and reciting the names of area workers who have died on the job.


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