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Workers' Memorial Week Events 2017

Events listed alphabetically by state.

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Phoenix, Arizona. April 28, 9 am Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washington St. 

The Arizona Chapter of the ASSE, in cooperation with other organizations will host a multi-organization ceremony. Activities will include an Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers Dedication; comments by honored guests; a listing of lost workers' professions, employment category or trades; Cost to Children/Families (by Kids Chance of Arizona); and a rededication to prevention (by ASSE, ADOSH and OSHA).

Los Angeles, California. April 28, 8 am UCLA-LOSH, 10945 Le Conte Ave

Join UCLA-LOSH for an annual recognition of workers who lost their lives on the job. For more information, call 310-794-5964.

Oakland, California. April 24-28 Various times and locations

Join Worksafe, Street Level Health Project and Centro Legal de la Raza for a week of events, featuring a press conference, Lobby Day and memorial event. 

April 27, All day, Day Laborer Lobby Day, State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA.

Workers and advocates will visit the State Capitol to speak to policy makers about Worksafe's policy reform platform, specifically AB 206, Gonzalez Fletcher, which seeks to improve Day Laborer's access to workers' compensation. 

April 28, 12 pm Workers' Memorial Day Event, International Room, Oakstop, 1721 Broadway #201.

Worksafe will hold a memorial service and event, during which they will honor deceased workers and hear from speakers, including Senator Nancy Skinner, Chief of Cal/OSHA Juliann Sum, Safety Manager and Labor Liaison of Federal OSHA David Moon, Executive Director at Street Level Health Project Jae Maldonado, Partner at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Denise Abrams and President of UNITE HERE Local 2850 Wei-Ling Huber. Worksafe will also be sharing information from their annual report, "Dying at Work in California: The HIdden Stories Behind the Numbers". Lunch will be served and space is limited. Register for your free tickets here.

San Francisco, California. April 27, 7 pm ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 2nd St. Next to AT&T Ball Park

The Injured Workers Network hosts. Speakers include Brenda Barros of SEIU 1021, Matthew  Zugsberger of UBC Pile Drivers Local 34, Yesenia Guitron Wells Fargo banker and whistleblower, former TWU 250A bus driver and OSHA whistleblower Dorian Maxwell, J.P. Morgan OSHA whistleblower Johnnie Burris and Darrell Whitman of AFGE 2391 SF Labor Council and OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Whistleblower. For more information, call: 415-282- 1908.

Hartford, Connecticut. April 28, 1 pm Bushnell Park, 57 Trinity St.

Join Connecticut AFL-CIO for a tribute. For more information, contact Peggy Buchanan at 860-571-6191 x229 or

Jacksonville, Florida. April 28, 10 am Northeast Florida Safety Council, Classroom D, 1725 Art Museum Dr., Building B.

OSHA, the Northeast Florida Safety Council and the Jacksonville Alliance for a Safe Workforce host this event. RSVP here. For more information, contact Jeff Romeo at 904-232-2895 or Shana Harvey NEFSC Communications & Community Relations Coordinator at 904-399-3119 ext. 122 or at

Miami, Florida. April 28. Time and location TBD.

South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice and South Florida COSH will hold a press conference and release a Workers' Memorial Day Report. Sponsored by South Florida Justice & Equality in the Workplace Program and South Florida Building Trades. 

Atlanta, Georgia. April 28 or April 30 (TBD), time TBD Reverend James Orange Park, at Oakland City Park (near MARTA Oakland City station), 1305 Oakland Dr.

Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council's hosts. The names of the workers that were fatally injured in the workplace in Georgia between CY2016 and CY2017 through March 2017 will be read in remembrance. Additional program elements are still under development. For more information, contact Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council at 404-525-3559.

Lizella, Georgia. April 23, 1 pm Fallen Workers Monument at Arrowhead Pavilion at Arrowhead Park, Lake Tobesofkee, 2850 Arrowhead Dr.

Join Georgia State AFL-CIO and the Central Georgia Federation of Trades and Labor for this annual state-wide event. There will be presentations from Macon/Central Georgia state legislators and a reading of the names of Georgia workers fatally injured in the workplace. Following this, a wreath will be laid at the Workers' Memorial monument in remembrance. For more information, contact Georgia State AFL-CIO at 404-525-2793.

Alton, Illinois. April 28, 7 pm Muenstermann Pavilion and concluding at Workers Memorial Statue, Gordon F. Moore Community Park, Highway 140 and Park Rd. 

The event will include a memorial service and candle light service. For more information contact Mike Fultz at 618-409-4314 or Dean Webb at 618-259-8558. 

Bloomington, Illinois. April 28, 6 am White Oak Park, Cottage Ave. 

This annual observance will be held at Bloomington's White Oak Park, at the union-labor donated park pavilion, surrounded by over 100 trees planted in honor of local asbestosis victims, with a reading of names of fallen workers, dating back to the 1850s. RSVP here. For more information contact Mike Matejka at 309-827-3934 or

Decatur, Illinois. April 28, 5:30 pm 253 W. Wood St.

Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony. For more information, contact Lloyd Holman at 217-620-4923.

Peoria, Illinois. April 28, 5 pm Peoria Labor Temple and Workers Memorial Monument at City Hall, 400 NE Jefferson St.

The Labor Council of West Central Illinois will observe Workers' Memorial Day with their traditional march to the memorial down Jefferson Street from the Labor Temple. For more information contact Michael Everett at 309-645-4901 or at

Rockford, Illinois. April 27, 5 pm AFL-CIO Rockford United Labor CLC, E.J. "Zeke" Giorgi State of Illinois Building, 200 S. Wyman St.

There will be a ceremony for those who lost their lives on the job in the Boone and Winnebago County areas. For more information, contact Ronald V. Welte at 815-218-9750.

Hammond, Indiana. April 29, 5:30 pm Wolf Lake Pavilion, 2324 Calumet Ave. 

This free event is hosted by the Huerta Family and features keynote speaker, Mayor Thomas J. McDermontt, Jr., a memorial walk/run and a prayer with a candlelight vigil. For more info and to regsiter, email

Indianapolis, Indiana. April 28, 11 am Indiana Capitol Building 200 W. Washington St. 

Join Hoosier Heartland Area Labor Federation for this observance. Sponsored by Indiana State AFL-CIO.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. April 28, 5 pm 1211 Wiley Blvd. SW.

Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO hosts this observance. Speakers include University of Iowa Labor Center Paul Iversen and State Senator Rob Hogg.

Sioux City, Iowa. April 28, 5:30 pm UFCW #222, 3038 Lakeport St. 

The Western Iowa Labor Federation AFL-CIO Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony. 

Waterloo, Iowa. April 28, 5:30 pm Black Hawk Labor Temple, 1695 Bruton Ave. 

Cedar Valley United Way hosts this event, featuring speakers, including Senator Bill Dotzler (Iowa Senate) and Cal Eckhoff, President of the Black Hawk Ch. of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council. RSVP here. For more info, contact John Padget at 319-235-6211 ext 12 or at

Lancaster, Kentucky. April 28, 6:30 pm Garrard County Middle School Gymnasium, 324 W. Maple Ave. 

Mike and Pam Oakley have organized this service in honor of their son, Grant Thomas Oakley, and all workers who have lost their lives or were injured at work. The event will begin with a balloon release, followed by a memorial service at 7 pm, during which the names of those who lost their lives in workplace fatalities in Kentucky will be read by Andy Sims, Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit. Formal proclamations will be declared by John Wilson, Garrard County Judge Executive and Chris Davis, City of Lancaster Mayor. Seating will be provided. For more info, contact Mike Oakley at or 859-339-2569, Pam Oakley at 859-792-6384 or Ron Hayes at  

Augusta, Maine. April 28, 8 am UA Local 716 Plumbers and Pipefitter's Hall, 21 Gabriel Dr.

Join Maine Labor Group on Health for a home-cooked breakfast while rembering and reflecting on all the workers that died on the job in 2016. RSVP by email, call 207-622-7823 or visit their Facebook page. 

Baltimore, Maryland. April 28, 7 pm St. Anthony Peace Garden, 4414 Frankford Ave. 

Community Advocacy Committee, St. Anthony/Most Precious Blood and IWJ Md. host this memorial prayer vigil. For more information, contact Nancy Conrad at 410-488-7936 or at

Cumberland, Maryland. April 28, 12 pm City Hall Plaza, 57 Liberty St. 

The Western Maryland Central Labor Coucil AFL-CIO hosts. The event will begin with a VVA color guard flag salute followed by minister prayers. The CLC president will introduce federal, state, local elected officials and the worker's comp lawyer. A wreath will be placed at the memorial plgue in the plaza in downtown Cumberland, as the color guard plays "Taps". After, attendees are invited to go to Coney Island for hot dogs and soda, donated by the local CWA union. For more information, contact Judy Olivier at 301-777-1820 or

Hollywood, Maryland. April 28, 11 am William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, 24494 Placid Harbor Way

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers will remember members who have died on the job. OSHA will be speaking on the federal efforts being made to minimize worker deaths.

Boston, Massachusetts. April 28, 12 pm Front of State House, 24 Beacon St. 

MassCOSH will release their annual "Dying for Work: Loss of Life and Limb in Massachusetts Workplaces" report and host a commemoration. Families are encouraged to bring enlarged photos of their loved ones or send them photos and they will enlarge it. The report will be compiled with the MA AFL-CIO and talks about certain trends, types of accidents, recommendations to prevent future tragedies, data & statistics from agencies like OSHA and DLS and specific examples and stories of workers and the impact on families. See last year's report hereSponsored by Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Greater Boston Labor Council, Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative and Community Labor United. For more information, contact Jeff Newton at or by phone at: 617-825-7233 ext. 14.

Duluth, Minnesota. April 24, 7 am Duluth AFL-CIO Labor Temple, 2002 London Rd. 

Join the Duluth AFL-CIO for its annual Workers' Memorial Solidarity Pancake Breakfast at Wellstone Hall. Breakfast will be served 7-9 am, followed by welcoming statements by the City of Duluth Mayor and Central Labor Body President at 8:30 am. At 9:15 am, a tree planting ceremony will take place outside on the grounds. RSVP here. For more info, contact Rachel Loefller-Kemp at 218-726-4775 or

Rochester, Minnesota. April 27, 8:30 am Rochester MnDOT Maintenance Building, 2900 48th St. NW

The Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council hosts this observance. RSVP here. Contact for more information.

Lincoln, Nebraska. April 28, 7 pm Nebraska State Captiol (North Side), 1445 K St. 

Join Nebraska State AFL-CIO for the 8th Annual Workers Memorial candlelight vigil. They will also hold the 6th Annual Free Safety Training at 9:15 am, 241 Victory Ln. Training includes Advit first aid/CPR/AED Training and Certification. For more info, contact Sue Martin at 407-734-1300 or

Concord, New Hampshire. April 27, 12 pm NH State House, 107 North Main St. 

New Hampshire COSH will host a vigil for workers and friends in front of the State House. 

Hooksett, New Hampshire. April 25, 5:30 pm Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike. 

New Hampshire COSH will be adding the names of the individuals who lost their lives on the job in New Hampshire in the past year to their perpetual memorial plaque. There will be a buffet dinner and guest speakers, including Coos County Attorney James McCormick.  

New Brunswick, New Jersey. April 23, 1 pm Anshe Emeth, 222 Livington Ave. 

The New Jersey Work Environment Council and New Labor host a rally and march

Auburn, New York. April 28, 10 am Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave

Join the Central NY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO and the Cayuga County Labor Council AFL-CIO for a ceremony featuring a dedication to past C.L.C President, Dave Arnold, with a memorial plaque. The event will also feature speeches by local, city and union dignitaries, including Syracuse Area Director, Chris Adams. For more information, contact William Andre at 315-255-0116.

Bay Shore, New York. April 25, 6 pm St. Patrick's Church, 5th Ave. and Main St. 

St. Patrick's Church is hosting a mass. Bring your hardhat, uniform or work gear for blessing. Hardhat stickers will be distributed, reception to follow. 

Binghamton, New York. Various Dates

April 18, 7 pm The Bundy Museum, 129 Main St. Karen Messing, author of "Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn from the People Who Do It", will give a talk entitled, "'Invisible suffering- the reality of women's health & safety on the job'. Sponsored by the Occupational Health Clinical Center of the Souther Tier, Workers Center, Broome-Tioga Green Party and Be the Change. For more information, contact Richard Sprout by phone: 607-584-9900 or email:

April 29, 12 pm American Civic Association Memorial Park, corner of Front St. and Clinton St. Central NY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO's observance ceremony. Sponsored by Broome-Tioga Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, IAFF 729, Occupational Health Clinical Center of the Souther Tier, Workers Center of the Southern Tier & Students Organized Against Reynolds (SOAR). For more information, contact Wendy Colucci by phone: 607-372-3153 or email; or Richard Sprout by phone: 607-584-9900 or email:

Hauppauge, New York. April 28, 7 pm lobby of NY State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Hwy

Join the Long Island Federation of of Labor and NYCOSH for this memorial service that includes the Area Director of the Long Island OSHA office as a guest speaker, comments about those honored from family, friends and co-workers. The ceremony will conclude with a candlelight service and planting of flowers in Workers' Memorial Square. Chairs and light refreshments will be provided. 

Heuvelton, New York. April 28 and 29, 7 pm and April 30, 2 pm Pickens Hall, 83 State St.

The Grasse River Players and the Occupational Health Clinical Center of the North Country will be presenting "Working in the North Country"an original musical that highlights unsung heroes in the workforce, such as food service workers, hairdressers, cleaners and others. Supported by Oot & Associates, Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence Counties Central Trades and Labor Council, Workforce Development Institute, North Country Public Radio and Public Employee Federation Region 7

Ithaca, New York. April 28. Workplace Safety and Health Summit.

Midstate COSH hosts. Representatives from area union locals, workers' centers and occupational health clinics will come together to share stategies. 

Latham, New York. April 28, 10 am New York State United Teachers, 800 Troy-Schenectady Rd. 

The NYS United Teachers hosts. RSVP is encouraged, but not required to Swinka Richards at Co-sponsored by CSEA, Capital District ALF, Capital District CBTU, Occupational & Environmental Health Center of Eastern NY, NENYCOSH, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition and NYS Council of Churches 

Niagara Falls, New York. May 6, 9 am Reservoir Park, 5755 Reservoir Park, Power Authority, North of Route 31 on Military Rd. 

Join Niagara Orleans Labor Council AFL-CIO for this observance, which includes coffee and danishes, followed by a memorial service program with guest speakers. RSVP here. For more information, contact William Jakobi at 716-731-4580 or at

Orchard Park, New York. April 29, 10 am Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 

Join Western New York Area Labor Federation for this observation. RSVP here. For more information contact John Mudie at 716-633-2211 or at

Otsego, New York. April 28, 12 pm Neahwa Park, Neahwah Pl.

Join CSEA Region 5 for their annual "living memorial" tree planting and remembrance ceremony. 

Rochester, New York. April 28, 5 pm Highland Park, 180 Reservoir Ave. 

Rochester-Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation hosts. RSVP here. For more information contact Malcolm Boyd at

Syracuse, New York. April 28, 1 pm Clinton Sq., 161 W. Genesee St. 

Central NY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO and Occupational Health Clinical Centers hosts this Workers' Memorial Day remembrance. Sponsored by 1199SEIU, the Central New York Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO), Greater Syracuse Council on Occupational Safety and Health. For more information, contact Dorothy Wigmore at 315-432-8899 x 127 or at

White Plains, New York. April 27, 5 pm Renaissance Plaza, Main St. and Mamaroneck Ave. intersection, in front of fountain. 

Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body will host a vigil, followed by a cocktail reception at Vintage Bar & Restaurant, 171 Main St. RSVP for the reception by 4/18. For more information, contact Jenn Puja at 914-328-7988 or by email at or Marty Sommer at 845-661-3498.

Raleigh, North Carolina. April 28, 10 am North Carolina State Capitol (south pad/Morgan St.), 1 E. Edenton St. 

North Carolina State AFL-CIO is hosting a solemn memorial service and press conference, during which participants will toll a bell 150 times - once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life. Please wear black in honor of the dead. RSVP here. For more information, contact Jeremy Sprinkle at

Akron, Ohio. April 28, 11 am International Chemical Workers Union Council, 1655 Market St.

The International Chemical Workers Union Council hosts. OSHA Area Director, Howard Eberts and Compliance Officer Rick Dvorak will speak. For more information, contact Howard Eberts, Rick Dvorak or Christina Burton at 216-447-4194.

Canton, Ohio. April 28, 10 am Golden Lodge Hall, 1234 Harrison Ave., SW.

Join Hall of Fame Central Labor Council AFL-CIO for a service featuring a vocalist and speakers. For more information contact Daniel Sciury at 330-453-3624 or by email at

Cleveland, Ohio. April 28, 5 pm Progressive Field, the home of Indians Baseball, Gateway Plaza, 2301 Ontario St.

The Cleveland mayor has been invited to speak and has been asked to approve a permanent memorial in the city as a remembrance to those workers who have lost their lives, been disabled, injured or made ill by their work. Afterwards, a parade will take place inside the stadium. Attendees will include workers, various union organizations, family members and the public. Following this will be a game between the Indians and the Seattle Mariners. The first pitch will be thrown by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Dorothy Dougherty. For more information, contact Howard Eberts, Rick Dvorak or Christina Burton at 216-447-4194.

Columbus, Ohio. May 13, 11 am Workers' Memorial Park, Battelle Riverfront Park, 25 Marconi Blvd.

Join Central Ohio Labor Council for this observance. RSVP here

Evedale, Ohio. April 28, 5:30 pm UAW Local 647 Union Hall, 10020 Reading Rd. 

Cincinnati AFl-CIO Labor Council hosts this event, which will include speakers, a roll call of fallen workers, a POW and MIA service member ceremony and prayers. For more information, contact Peter McLinden at 513-421-1846 or by email

Newark, Ohio. April 26, 7:30 pm GMP Hall, 350 Hudson Ave. 

The Licking/Knox Labor Central Labor Council hosts. RSVP here

Shelby, Ohio. April 28, 1 pm ArecelorMittal Plant 2, Vernon Rd. 

Crawford/Richland Labor Council hosts this observance, which includes speeches by local, state, city, federal and union dignitaries. Refreshments to follow. RSVP here. For more information, contact the Crawford-Richland Central Labor Council AFL-CIO at 419-571-8728.

Toledo, Ohio. April 24, 6 pm UAW Local 12 Hall, 2300 Ashland Ave. 

UAW Local 12 host this observance, which includes speeches by local, state, city, federal and union dignitaries with a lighting of candles and refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Mark Buford at 419-304-4846. 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. April 28, 11 am Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. 

Workers' Memorial Day Coalition ceremony. Co-sponsored by OSHA, Oklahoma AFL-CIO, Oklahoma Safety Council, Oklahoma City ASSE, Oklahoma Building and Construction Trades Councils and Oklahoma AIHA.

Salem, Oregon. April 28, 12 pm Oregon State Capitol Mall, 350 Winter St. NE.

The memorial service will include a reading of the names of Oregon workers that suffered fatalities on the job and Oregonians killed in military service to their country in 2016, as well as remarks from elected officials, union leaders and safety and health advocates. Hosted by the Oregon AFl-CIO.

Bethlehem, Pennslyvania. April 23, 1pm Bethlehem Rose Garden, 8 Ave. and W. Union Blvd. 

This event is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Labor Council AFL-CIO. As the names of the over 700 workers are read out loud by those attending, a bell will toll for them.

Coatsville, Pennslyvania. April 28, 8 am National Iron and Steel Museum, 50 South 1st. Ave.

 ArcelorMittal and the United Steelworkers will hold several bell ceremonies at the Workes Memorial at the National Iron and Steel Museum. Family and communities are welcome. Fore more information, email

Erie, Pennslyvania. April 28, 6 pm Erie City Council, 626 State St. 

Erie-Crawford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO and United Way of Erie County hosts its annual 31st Annual Workers’ Memorial Service. The event will include prayer service with the names of the deceased workers read aloud. OSHA personnel will participate in the annual wreath laying ceremony at Erie County Worker's memorial localed in Perry's Square, where flowers will be placed at the memorial. 

Mercer, Pennslyvania. April 28, 12 pm Mercer County Courthouse  

Join the Mercer County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO for a ceremony that will include the reading of a prayer and the names of workers killed in NW PA during 2016. 

Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. April 28, 8:30 am Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd.

PHILAPOSH will have a breakfast program. A reading of names of those who died from work-related injuries and illnesses in the Tri-State area in 2016 will take place followed by a casting of flowers into the Delaware river, reaffirming our commitment to prevent injury, illness and death on the job. Accompanied by Brian Wydlitz on the bagpipes, playing "Amazing Grace." Participants should register and pay for breakfast.

York, Pennslyvania. April 28, 6 pm Kiwanis Lake, N. Newberry St and Parkway Blvd. 

The event will include an invocation, proclamation from the City of York, recipient of the RIchard L. Boyd Scholarship, candle ceremony, laying of the wreath and keynote speaker, Irwin Aronson. For more information, contact Thomas Santone at

Providence, Rhode Island. April 27, 3 pm  Occupational and Environmental Health Center, 410 South Main St., 3rd fl. 

Program on Climate Change and Worker Safety and Health, OSHA Update: General Industry Training and Occupational/Environmental Asthma Schools as a Case Study. Pre-registration is requested. Sponsored by Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

Houston, Texas. April 28, 6 pm, International Brotherhood of Electricial Workers, 1475 North Loop West

Fe y Justicia Workers Center will host a Safe Jobs Save Lives vigil. Sponsored by IBEW, Building and Construction Trade Council, Texas Organizaing Project, Workers Defense Project and Gulfcoast AFL-CIO. 

Newport News, Virginia. April 28, time TBD Newport News Shipbuilding Division of Huntington Ingalls Enterprises, 4101 Washington Ave. 

Join Newport News Shipbuilding for an event commemorating shipyard fatalities suffered by the company dating back 40 years. 

Bellingham, Washington. April 28, 12 pm Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 

Observance hosted by Northwest Washington Central Labor Council.  

Everett, Washington. April 26, 5 pm County Courthouse, Mission Courtyard, corner of Wetmore and Pacific Ave.

The Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host its annual Workers Memorial Day commemoration. There will be speakers and a memorial reading of the names. Speakers will include WSLC President Jeff Johnson, County Councilman Brian Sullivan and Mayor Ray Stephanson. For more information, call the council at 425-259-7922 or at

Seattle, Washington. Various times and locations. 

April 19, 5:30 pm Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave. 
M.L. King County Labor Council AFL-CIO hosts this event. There will be a presentation on the dangers of silica dust, followed by a Workers Memorial Day vigil at the regular Labor Council delegates meeting. For more details, call the council at 206-441-8510. 

April 27, 11:30 am University of Washington, Seattle Campus Lyceum Room, first floor of Husky Union Building, 4001 E. Stevens Way NE. 
Join SafeWork Washington for a ceremony at University of Washington, featuring keynote speaker, Rais Bhuiyan, founder and president of World Without Hate. Sponsored by Local 1488/American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 4121 and more! For more information, contact Nancy Simcox at 206-221-7107. 

Spokane, Washington. April 22, 11 am Mission Park, E. Mission Ave. and N. Perry St. 

The Spokane Regional Labor Council AFL-CIO will host its annual Workers Memorial Day commemoration at Mission Park. The public is invited to attend as the Labor Council reads the names of over 70 workers in Washington State. For more information, contact the Spokane Regional Labor Council at 509-327-7637 or

Tacoma/Lakewood, April 28, 11 am Western State Hospital, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. 

Join the Washington Federation of State Employees Local 793 and the Pierce County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO for their annual Workers' Memorial Day commemoration and barbecue. For more information, call 253-473-3810.

Tumwater, Washington. April 27, 2 pm Labor and Industries Tumwater campus, 7273 Linderson Way SW.

The Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries annual ceremony begins with an indoor service, with speakers and a reading of the names of those being remembered, followed by an outdoor gathering around the Worker Memorial Day bell. Relatives of the fallen workers will be invited to chime the bell in memory of their loved ones. 

Washington, DC. April 28, 11 am The Economic Policy Institute, 1225 Street NW, 6th fl.

National Employment Law Project (NELP) and Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will hold a symposium with experts and workers to remember those that have lost their lives on the job, and to discuss the importance of strong government enforcement and safety standards to prevent work related injuries and fatalities. Our panel will highlight the impact of the new rollbacks on workers lives and health implemented in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, and review future threats to safety protections that will endanger workers. The panel will feature David Michaels, Former Assistant Secretary for OSHA and currently Professor at School of Public Health at GWU, Peg Seminario, Director, Safety and Health for the AFL-CIO, Allan White, Silicosis victim and USW member, Sylvia E. Johnson, Assistant Legislative Director for the United Automobile Workers, Deborah Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the National Employment Law Project, Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute. The event will be live streamed here

Morgantown, West Virginia. April 28, 6 pm Morgantown Public Safety Building, 373 Spruce St. 

Join the West Virgina AFL-CIO for a welcome, prayer, pledge of allegiance, speakers and a bell ringing for those lost in 2016. For more information, contact Dena Fields at 304-344-3557 or

Wheeling, West Virginia. April 28, 12 pm River City Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 400 Main St. 

West Virgina AFL-CIO hosts. The event will feature a prayer, pledge of allegiance, speakers and a bell ringing for those lost in 2016. Light refreshments will be provided. Following this, there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Walter Reuther Memorial, approximately one block from the restaurant. For more information, contact Dena Fields at 304-344-3557 or

La Crosse, Wisconsin. April 28, 5 pm Green Island Park, 2312 7th St. S.

The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO is hosting a Workers' Memorial Day event. La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat will read a formal proclamation from the City proclaiming April 28th as Workers Memorial Day in the City of La Crosse. Family and co-worker guest speakers will honor their own fallen by sharing their memories and pointing out that one of the best ways to memorialize these workers is by preventing other workers from being killed on the job. RSVP here

Madison, Wisconsin. Various times and locations. 

April 28, 12 pm State Capitol, 2 E. Main St.
The South Central Federation of Labor will hold a news conference at the State Capitol about Worker Memorial Day and the Wisconsin workers who were killed on the job in 2016-2017. For more information contact Kevin Gundlach at 608-256-5111.

April 26, 2 pm Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr. and St. Patrick's Church, 404 East Main St. 
Construction Business Group and the Wisconsin State Building Trades hosts. Line up begins at 2 pm for Hard Hat Processional from Monona Terrace at 2:30 pm, followed by a non-denominational memorial serviceat St. Patrick's Church at 3 pmFor more information, contact Patty Barlow at 608-240-4178 or at or Dave Branson, President/Executive Director of Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin at 608-256-3161 (office) or 608-770-1021 (cell).

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 28, 4 pm Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 3722 S. 58th St.

The unions of the AFL-CIO will hold a memorial service that will include reading of names for those workers lost in 2016.