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Workers' Memorial Week Events 2018

Events listed alphabetically by state.

 Connecticut ● Illinois ● Maine ● New Hampshire ● New York 

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Groton, Connecticut. April 28, 8 am. Washington Park. 

Come to the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony, sponsored by Southeastern Connecticut Chapter, AFL-CIO and AFL-CIO Community Services. For more information call AFL-CIO Community Services at 860-464-6012 or visit the event page

Hartford, Connecticut. April 28, 12 pm. Workers' Memorial in Bushnell Park, 57 Trinity St

Connecticut AFL-CIO hosts a gathering at the Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park. Visit the event page for more info. 


Alton, Illinois. April 28, 2 pm, Workers Memorial Statue, Gordon F. Moore Community Park, Highway 140 and Park Rd

The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO will hold their annual Workers’ Memorial Day services at the Workers Memorial Statue in the Gordon F. Moore Community Park. Services will begin at 2:00 PM. Contact Mike Fultz (618) 409-4314 or Dean Webb at 618-259-8558.

Bloomington, Illinois. 

Details coming soon

Champaign, Illinois. Saturday, April 28, 9 am, Champaign County Worker Memorial site, Dodds Park, 1501 N. Mattis Ave.

The Champaign County AFL-CIO and the East Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades will host a memorial event at the Champaign County Worker Memorial site. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM and will honor Russell L. Chism, IAFF Local 1147 (Urbana) member and John O. Marxmiller whose names have been recently added to the memorial, will feature a keynote address and a memorial wreath presentation. Various union, community and political leaders will be in attendance. 

Decatur, Illinois. 5:30 PM, April 27, northwest corner of the Macon County Courthouse lawn, 253 West Wood St.

The Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service will take place at 5:30 PM on the northwest corner of the Macon County Courthouse lawn in downtown Decatur. There will be a reading of the names of those who have died on the job. For more information, contact Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923 or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013.

Joliet, Illinois. April 27, IBEW 176 Banquet Hall, 1100 NE Frontage Rd.

The Will and Grundy Counties Trades and Labor Council annual Workers’ Memorial Day Dinner will take place at the IBEW 176 Banquet Hall. Tickes are $90. For more information, contact Charlie Hanus at 815-744-2886.

Peoria, Illinois. April 30, 5 pm, Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson St. 

Gather at the Peoria Labor Temple t 5:00 PM for the Labor Council of West Central Illinois Workers’ Memorial Service. Attendees will walk to the Workers’ Memorial Monument at City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Peoria for a brief memorial service to honor our fallen brothers & sisters who have died or have been seriously injured as a result of workplace accidents. Contact Mike Everett at 309-645-4901 for more information. 

Rockford, Illinois. April 28, 5 pm, Workers’ Memorial Tablets, behind the E.J. ‘Zeke’ Giorgi Building, 200 South Wyman St. 

The Rockford United Labor Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Workers’ Memorial Tablets located behind the E.J. ‘Zeke’ Giorgi Building at 5:00 PM.  For more information, contact Bill Corey, 815-968-1411.

Ottawa, Illinois.

Details coming soon


Augusta, Maine. April 27, 8 am, Pipefitter's Hall, 21 Gabriel Dr. 

Main Labor Group on Health hosts for its free Annual Workers' Memorial Day Breakfast. Email for more information. View the event page here.  


Concord, New Hampshire. April 26, 12 pm, New Hampshire Statehouse, 161 Londonderry Tpke.

New Hampshire COSH hosts a vigil for workers and friends at noon in front of the State House. Visit or the event page for more info.

Hooksett, New Hampshire. April 24, 5:30 pm, New Hampshire Statehouse, 161 Londonderry Tpke. 

Join New Hampshire COSH for their annual Workers' Memorial Dinner to honor New Hampshire workers killed on the job in 2017. The names of those lost will be added to New Hampshire COSH's perpetual plaque. Visit or the event page for more info.


Auburn, New York. April 28, 10 am-12 pm, Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave. 

Join the Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO for the Cayuga Workers' Memorial Day. Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP here. Contact with any questions.

Johnson City, New York. April 28, 7-9 pm, Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church, 308 Main S.

Come to the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church for a free public Workers' Memorial Day Concert, honoring workers killed on the job, featuring recording artist George Mann and musical Duo, Magpie. Sponsored by Broome Tioga Labor Federation, Occupational Health Clinical Center of the Southern Tier, Mid-State Council on Occupational Safety and Health, CNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Donations welcomed. For more information call 607 238-6892 or 607 275 -9560 and see the flyer for more details.

Liverpool, New York. Holiday Inn, 8 am, 441 Electronics Pkwy. 

Occupational Health Clinical Centers, the Greater Syracuse Labor Council and Central NY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO hosts a Unity Breakfast, in honor of Workers' Memorial Day. Tickets are $25 per person, a table of eight is $160. See the event page for more information.