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UFCW Commemorates Workers Memorial Day

April 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest private sector union representing 1.2 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, retail, and other essential industries across North America, commemorated Workers Memorial Day, the international annual day of remembrance, honoring workers who have been killed, injured, disabled, or harmed in the workplace.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Workers across this country continue to face danger on the job, whether it is the ongoing epidemic of gun violence or the indefensible steps taken by some legislators to roll back workplace protections – including child labor regulations. This Workers Memorial Day, our union honors the countless families, communities, and co-workers who have had to deal with the tragic loss of their loved ones.

“Every day, our members show up to work to ensure that America is fed and our communities keep running, and they should not have to put their lives on the line in order to make a living. The UFCW is committed to continuing the fight to uplift workers, and their safety, across the country, whether that’s through legislation or a strong union contract.”


The UFCW International is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.2 million workers and their families in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, health care, cannabis, retail, and other essential industries. UFCW members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.

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