United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Remembers Those Killed, Injured on Jobsites this Workers Memorial Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

On this fiftieth anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and on Workers Memorial Day, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) General President Mark McManus recognized those members killed or injured on the jobsite – especially those lost this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and reaffirmed the United Association’s commitment to training and safety of all workers:

“On this solemn day when we remember the brothers and sisters we lost and those who have been injured on the jobsite, we take another step back to rededicate ourselves in the fight for ensuring a safe workplace for all. At the United Association, that includes adapting to the safety needs during this pandemic and recommitting ourselves to our best-in-industry training and safety programs,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “Fifty years ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Act took effect after unions organized and fought to improve workplace safety laws and to ensure all workers have the right to a safe jobsite. Now, more than one year into a global pandemic that has caused immense suffering and hardship, we honor our brothers and sisters who lost their lives or were injured on the jobsite, and those who fell victim to this terrible disease. Today is a good reminder that safety on the jobsite should never be taken for granted.”