INTERVIEW: National Workers Memorial Ceremony Honors People Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

A local group hopes to make work places safer for all.

FARGO, N.D. — Each year, union supporters remember those who lost their lives while on the job.

A local group hopes to make work places safer for all.

KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto┬áspoke with Terry Jones of the Northern Plains United Labor Council on what this ceremony means to the community.

REPORTER SHIINA LOSCIUTO: In 2016, eight workers died in North Dakota. The Northern Plains United Labor Council is remembering those lost. Terry, can you tell me the overall idea of the event tonight?

TERRY JONES, NORTHERN PLAINS UNITED LABOR COUNCIL: The overall idea is to honor those people that have lost their lives on the job in 2016. This is an annual event that we do every year.

SL: You were telling me earlier that your organization is hoping to make a national impact.

TJ: What we would like to see is we’re very concerned about the executive order that President Trump has issued requiring two regulations be removed for a new regulation. For us, that could be very devastating for safety for our workers across the country.

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