We Honor our Fallen: Workers Memorial Day 2018

At City Hall at an event organized by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and attended by labor leaders and advocates, TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano spoke of the loss of transit workers over the years and the importance of their sacrifice being recognized. Speaker Johnson has pledged to hold a similar event each year and also to begin every stated meeting of the Council with a reading of the names of fallen workers. He presented a plaque to CLC President Vinnie Alvarez. Also in attendance was Administrative VP Nelson Rivera. Later, at the TWU Local 100 Union Hall, we were joined by the families of five transit workers and union members who died in the line of duty. Receiving flowers from Local 100 were representaties from the Boggs, Richards Stevens, Bennerson, Franklin, and Pena families.