6/17/16 Announcement of the 2016 Railroad Workers Memorial Day

6/17/16 Announcement of the 2016 Railroad Workers Memorial Day
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Railroad Workers
Memorial Day
Friday, June 17, 2016

Every year since 2009, Railroad Workers United has recognized the Friday prior to Fathers' Day as "Railroad Workers Memorial Day". All rails are encouraged to wear black to work on this day in honor and remembrance of our fellow workers killed on the job.

RWU has stickers, flyers and posters like the one depicted to the left available. Click HERE if you would like to place and order for some.

To see the history of this action, click HERE.
Railroad Workers Memorial Day is Friday, June 17th

Railroad Workers United will observe Railroad Workers Memorial Day once again this Fathers’ Day Friday, June 17th, 2016. This will be the eighth year that we have observed a day in honor of all fellow railroad workers killed on the job. The initial inspiration for Railroad Workers Memorial Day came when Jared Boehlke, a young conductor, was killed on Mothers’ Day, 2009 while working a single employee RCO job in the bowl in Selkirk, NY. RWU called for a day of remembrance and action for that Fathers’ Day Friday a month later.

Since then, we have called on railroad workers and their allies to wear black shirts every year on this date as a way to not just remember and honor those killed on the job, but to take action in support of better safety measures to prevent such tragedies. Click HERE to learn more about RWU's Campaign Against "Blame-the-Worker" Safety Programs.
The History of Railroad Workers Memorial Day
Order Your Stickers and T-shirts
Listings of Railroad Workers Killed on the Job
RWU Campaign Against "Blame-the-Worker" Safety Programs