Workers Memorial Mass: Because losing your life should never be a job description

Monday April 29th at 5:30 pm at St. Patricks Church 5th Ave. & Main Street, Bay Shore, NY.  Let's again come together as one to pay homage to those we lost on the job and offer prayer for our unions who lead, safety to those who toil and justice for those oppressed. Please bring your hardhat/uniform/work gear for a blessing. Click here to download flyer.

Message from President George Bloom: Sadly within the past year, over 4,600 Americans went to work and they never came home. Every day, 13 workers die as a result of a workplace injury, and no kid should ever have to ask mommy why daddy never came home from work. It is a sad reality in this country that our work can be dangerous, and if we don't take workplace safety seriously, your life could be celebrated at a funeral and not at a retirement party.

So join me at the 3rd Annual Workers Memorial Mass this Monday, April 29th at 5:30 pm at St. Patrick's Church located at Main Street & 5th Avenue in Bay Shore. A reception with complimentary food and drink and a cash bar will follow at Molly Malone's of Bay Shore. Unions from across the country are getting together to pay homage to those workers who went to work, but never came home. We are lucky not to have lost anybody to a job related injury in quite some time now, but other unions aren't so lucky. Local 1104 lost a few brothers this year, and I know a few of us will be attending with our hardhats this year to pay homage to them.  Our union is also running radio ads promoting Workers Memorial Day, job site safety and the Workers Memorial Mass. Special recognition and thanks to Gene Kinard who works at I&R in Hempstead for reading the ad which will run on 94.3 The Shark and 102.3 WBAB. You can listen to the ad above. Let's come together and pay our respects and break bread with those who did lose a brother, a sister, a mother, a father, a son or daughter. Because losing your life should never be a job description.