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1776's Pittston office hosts memorial to workers killed and injured on the job
April 27, 2012 -- Local 1776's Northeast PA office in Pittston was honored last night to host the eighth annual "Workers Memorial" sponsored by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council. The service featured comments by PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale, and a candlelight prayer led by the Rev. William Pickard. A special tribute was paid to the late Jason Rowlands, 30, of Dalton, PA, who died in February in a work-related accident at the Wyoming Valley Pallets company in Exeter, PA. Bloomingdale urged attendees to oppose attempts to weaken work-site protection for workers, and described efforts in Harrisburg and Washington by right-wing forces to chisel away at the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage and protections in the Occupational Health and Safety Act. For a complete report on the program by the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, visit here.
Also visit here for a musical video review of the program.
Photo: PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale (left) and the Rev. William Pickard at the Workers Memorial program in UFCW Local 1776's office in Pittston, PA.