Monday, May 5, 2014

CSEA Honors Fallen Brothers and Sisters at Workers Memorial Service May 3

Lake Placid, NY-- More than 800 CSEA leaders and occupational safety and health activists attended the union’s Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in Lake Placid, NY from May 2-4, 2014.

The conference featured numerous safety and health training programs. The weekend was highlighted by several events, including:

• Putnam County Local President Jane Meunier-Gorman receiving the William McGowan Occupational Safety and Health Award for her ongoing, vigorous activism on behalf of workplace safety and health issues;

• A powerful keynote address by Dr. Linda Rae Murray, chief medical officer at the Cook County, Ill. Department of Public Health and a social justice activist, whop discussed income inequality and how it has worsened in recent years;

• A Sunday morning plenary program that highlighted Strong Communities Work that gave attendees an opportunity to form an idea to work toward making New York’s communities stronger; and

• Attendees remembering fallen workers at a Workers Memorial Day ceremony, particularly 10 CSEA members who have passed away on the job over the past two years.

Ove Overmyer poses with the CSEA Canary at the OSH Conference May 3, 2014.
(photo by CSEA, Inc.)

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