Workers' Memorial Day Rally at State Capitol - - Jackson, MS

Workers' Memorial Day Rally at State Capitol

Source: WLBT archives Source: WLBT archives
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A workers' rights group held a rally on the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol Thursday.

The Workers' Memorial Day has two purposes: to honor the lives of workers who have died due to dangerous working conditions, and to push for policy change.

Organizers say Mississippi provides only 450 weeks of benefits for injured workers, and it's one of 17 states that caps benefits for permanently disabled workers. 

The group says every year, 60 to 100 workers are killed in Mississippi workplaces. 

Copyright 2016 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly