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Workers’ Memorial Day: A day to remember workers, and also their loved ones

This article details some of the startling statistics motivating Workers' Memorial Day as well as some of the new endeavors that have been taken in order to start addressing these trends, including the United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalaties' new release of the Family Bill of Rights Volume II, which takes steps to establish concrete details of what families of deceased workers deserve.

Statistics and Storytelling: How Crystal Eastman helped call attention to the human toll of workplace injuries (Glenn Shor)

This article marks the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and examines how it galvanized the work of Crystal Eastman which began a long fight for workers' rights that is still underway today.

Joe LaDou: Who Pays for Brain Injury

This article details the recent controversy over multiple cognitive impairments stemming from concussions casued by football as well as a variety of other sports. The settlement process for professional players with these impairments has been very start and stop, consisting of a myriad of different legal battles but all containing a greater implication of social justice.

Injured Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights: A Human Rights Day Reflection on Workers’ Compensation

A reflection on the current state of workers; compensation in the United States through the lens of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Stephen Embry: Opting Out of Justice

In this piece Stephen Embry details the gradual shift in the last thirty years from a workers compensation system designed for the well-being of laborers to one run by powerful insurance companies that are interested in cutting costs through nearly any means.

Emily Spieler, Northeastern Law School: Betraying the Bargain for Injured Workers

A break down of Oklahoma's new workers compensation structure and how it undermines workers rights, chips away at the edifice upon which the system was built, and is revelatory of a larger more startling trend in the US as a whole.

Rebecca Smith, NELP: Affirming the Right for All to Workers’ Compensation: The Fight of Immigrant Workers

One worker's story detailing how immigration law has been an often-used tool for  employers to avoid their obligation to compensate employee injuries, and how some states are beginning to take a stand.

Sam Gold, Injured Worker Activist: The Power of Media to Counter an Abusive Workers’ Comp System

Sam Gold's story of his fight to gain worker's compensation after an on site injury, and how it fueled him to start the National Organization for Worker's Rights.

Tammy Miser, USMWF- Transforming Tragedy Into Human Rights for Workers and Families

Tammy Miser recounts how the loss of her brother led her to begin the USMWF, and their mission to ensure that worker's deaths are not in vain, but can serve to galvanize substantive change. 

Dorry Samuels, National COSH: Reflecting on a Powerful Workers’ Memorial Week of Action

A description of Worker's Memorial Week which was filled with powerful memorials for workers who have died on the job as well as a renewed set of goals to prevent any more unnecessary deaths.