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
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.