Every year on April 28th, labor leaders gather for Workers’ Memorial Day to honor and remember workers who have been killed on the job in the past year. This year, we remained thoughtfully distanced and joined labor leaders, faith leaders, and frontline workers including nurses and grocery store workers to honor those who have died and to pray for all workers during the COVID epidemic.
The Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley represented MO JWJ and delivered remarks including “Essential workers in Missouri have already become sick and died because of COVID 19. Disproportionately, the workers who are not protected in Missouri are Black and the workers who have died in Missouri are Black. Gov. Parson has the authority to protect essential workers as First Responders. I pray that TODAY Gov. Parson will use his authority to protect essential workers in Missouri with First Responder status.”