Teamsters Local 25 Hosts Annual Worker’s Day Memorial Service in Charlestown

May 4, 2018
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Worker’s Memorial Day was commemorated in Charlestown on April 28 as Teamsters Local 25 of Boston held its annual Workers Memorial Day service to remember those workers who have died on the job. Each year Teamsters Local 25 joins brothers and sisters in labor organizations across the country to remember workers killed, made sick or injured on the job. A bagpiper led a procession of Local 25 members to the memorial at Local 25 headquarters for a solemn ceremony. The Memorial located at the entrance of Teamsters Local 25 headquarters in Charlestown displays the names of deceased members of Local 25 who died on the job. During the ceremony, Teamsters Local 25 Retiree Chapter President Joe Conti read a message for all workers to honor those who have died in work as a result of work-related circumstances. Workers Memorial Day, held each April 28, commemorates the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) in 1988. Teamsters Local 25 is the largest Teamsters union in New England, representing more than 12,000 workers.