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Release Number: 13-792-NAT
April 26, 2013
Contact: Adriano Llosa
Phone: 202-693-4686

US Department of Labor to hold Workers' Memorial Day program
Panel discussion to address protecting contingent and temporary workers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor will commemorate Workers' Memorial Day on April 29 with a program at its Cesar Chavez Auditorium to honor workers who died on the job.

The program will feature speeches by acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris and the assistant secretaries for occupational safety and health, and mine safety and health. They will be followed by remarks from family members of people who died on the job and a panel discussion on the importance of safety and health protections for contingent and temporary workers.

Workers' Memorial Day is observed nationally on April 28.

WHO: Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main
Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project Chris Owens
Director, Welcome Center and Education at CASA de Maryland Alma Couverthie
Family members of workers who died on the job

WHAT: Workers' Memorial Day program

WHERE: U.S. Department of Labor
Cesar Chavez Auditorium
200 Constitution Ave. NW (Third and C Streets entrance)
Washington, D.C. 20210

WHEN: Monday, April 29
10:30 a.m. EDT

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