Workers Memorial Day 2014: Safe Jobs Save Lives

Keynote Speech:

“Abandoned and Broken:

Temporary Workers in an Age of Unregulated Capital”

David Van Arsdale, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY-OCC

With commentary by Mark Spadafore

Political Organizer, 1199 SEIU

WHEN: Friday, April 25 

Mix and mingle and Breakfast Buffett at 8:00 am

Breakfast and Program at 8:30 am -10:00 am

You are welcome to enjoy your breakfast while the program is underway, except during the brief commemoration ceremony for those workers in our region who have died on the job in the past year. We will also recognize local champions of workplace safety and health.

WHERE: 135 State Fair Blvd. (between W. Genesee & Hiawatha Blvd.)

All attendees at the breakfast will receive a pre-release coy of “Low-wage Work in Syracuse: Worker Health in the New Economy,” a thought-provoking survey that will be officially released to the news media on April 28.

How you can reserve your seat at the table: Send your check or money order by no later than Monday, April 21. Make checks out to FMMSG* and mail to Occupational Health Clinic, 6712 Brooklawn Parkway, Suite 204, Syracuse NY 13211.

$20/person ~ $15/students and seniors ~ $150 for table of eight

Proceeds for the event beyond costs will benefit the Workers’ Center of Central New York.

*FMMSG stands for Family Medicine Medical Service Group

Sponsors: CNY Occupational Health Clinical Center – Worforce Development Institute – Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO – Greater Syracuse labor Council, AFL-CIO – Workers’ Center of Central New York – Central Square Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee – Labor Studies working Group Of Syracuse