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Unions observe Workers Memorial Day

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Union workers across the country gather on Monday to observe Workers Memorial Day.

To mark the holiday, workers gathered at the Madison Labor Temple, to read the names of more than 100 people who lost their lives over the past year in Wisconsin due to unsafe working conditions.

While workers say unions have come have come a long way, they will continue to fight for new legislation and safeguards for all workers.

Kevin Gundlach, President of the South Central Division of Labor says, "I think bringing back a voice for the workers at the work place through collective bargaining is the ideal and what we should be striving for."

Workers memorial day has taken place each year since 19-71.

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