Thirteen workers die in the workplace every day.
APRIL 28 is Worker Memorial Day, which we learned in 2021 will NOT be celebrated by the St. Johns County Commission.
Because then-Chair JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER sua sponte BLOCKED IT along with an LGBTQ Pride Day Proclamation, and an observation of school choice day. County staff stated BLOCKER would oppose proclamations that were "too left or too right," with only those three examples mentioned in federal court filings.
Honoring dead workers killed in workplaces -- like honoring veterans -- is the right thing to do.
Many dead workers are killed in making nuclear weapons, a national scandal. I was honored to represent workers in whistleblower cases and to expose dangerous workplace conditions in what the poet William Blake meant by "dark Satanic mills" in Godforsaken plants in places like Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
At least one Dull Republican pol with a Master's Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Miami seems to be owned by developers, and he evidently does not give a fig about worker rights. It shows. So is Worker Memorial Day "too left or too right?" Ask cynical JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER.
Is he a robot with Republican Delusions of Adequacy? Or is he a shallow, callow, corpulent corporation-coddling conformist with no empathy?
Thankfully, OSHA is recognizing Worker Memorial Day 2022 under Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, former Boston Mayor, a former union leader.
Poltroonish pompous popinjay pro-developer Ponte Vedra County Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER is married to LAUREN BLOCKER, a County Court Judge appointed in 2021 by Governor RON DeSANTIS. She's clearly the brains of the outfit.
JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER's anti-LGBT and anti-worker animus make him appear to be a blustery blockhead, an insensitive clod who can't stand criticism, an inarticulate fellow who once mispronounced animus as "aminus" (sic), a sign of his lack of sophistication.
Pray for JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER.
The cruel County Commissioner is a PROGRESS BLOCKER and A HUMAN RIGHTS BLOCKER, a developer lawyer and Florida National Guard J.A.G. Corps Major.
Is MAJOR BLOCKER a Major Pain and a a Major Embarrassment to Ponte Vedra, a charter member of the Smirking Turkey Society (STS) in the SJC Taj Mahal.
Cruel, corpulent, creepy corporate fanboy JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER now faces a three-way race running for re-election against two Republican candidates concerned about overdevelopment and skeptical of developers' money, power and influence -- a Gold Star Mother, Krista Keating-Joseph, and Merrill Paul Roland.
Neither Ms. Keating-Joseph and Mr. Roland would have blocked a simple proclamation on Worker Memorial Day, and not damned it as "too left or too right."
Is it the right time to do the right thing -- time to restore honor and dignity to the Ponte Vedra seat on our St. Johns County Commission?
You tell me.
OSHA press release: