It is on this day that we commemorate the lives that have been lost in the construction industry. Workers Memorial Day is an important day of remembrance that shows the value we hold for those lost on the jobsite and the fight unions have led to provide safer working conditions.
Day in and day out, we work side-by-side with fellow carpenters on the job site. We look out for each other and understand that by the end of the day, every construction worker deserves fair pay and the ability to go home to their family. Throughout my tenure on the job site, I built lasting relationships that will not be forgotten. Members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters understand those relationships better than most and are proud to call each my brothers and sisters.
Today remember the importance of working safely with your brothers and sisters. Remember the sacrifices that have been made to ensure a safer work environment for all workers and of course remember those who have lost their lives in construction.
Our union keeps the memories of the brothers and sisters who lost their lives close to heart and continues the tradition to “Organize, Agitate and Educate” to ensure others do not face the same fate. A casualty can happen at any moment. Watch out for one another and have a safe Workers Memorial Day.
William C. Sproule Executive Secretary-Treasurer Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters