Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mayor Jordan Proclaims Worker Memorial Day

WHEREAS, Every year tens of thousands of American workers are killed by workplace injuries and occupational disease; and

WHEREAS, Tens of thousands more are permanently disabled annually; and

WHEREAS: Millions are injured or made ill; and

WHEREAS, Concerned Americans and the City of Fayetteville are determined to prevent

these tragedies by:

-- Observing Workers Memorial Day on April 28, as a day to remember these victims of workplace injuries and disease;

-- Renewing our efforts to seek stronger safety and health protections, better standards and enforcement, and fair and just compensation; and

-- Rededicating ourselves to improving safety and health in every American workplace.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Lioneld Jordan, Mayor of Fayetteville, Arkansas, do hereby

proclaim April 28 as Workers Memorial Day in recognition of workers killed, injured and disabled on the job.

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