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Workers' Memorial Week Events 2019

Events listed alphabetically by state.

Florida ● Kentucky ● Maine ● Massachusetts ● NebraskaNew Hampshire ● New YorkPuerto Rico ● TexasVermont 

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FLORIDA

West Palm Beach, Florida, April 28, 1-3pm, Palm Beach County Classroom Teacher's Hall, 715 Spencer Dr. 

Join the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO for a Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony, which will include an Honor Guard doing the Presentation of Colors, a union member singing the National Anthem, proclamation presentations, an OSHA speaker, and light food along with beer, wine, water and soda. Sponsors include local groups CWA, IBEW, IUOE, Ironworkers, CTA, LiUNA, IATSE, UA, IAMAW, ILA, AFGE, ATU, UFF, SMWIA, IBT, IAFF, APWU, NALC. Visit he Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO's website for more details. 

KENTUCKY

Lexington, Kentucky. 

United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF) are collecting photos of loved ones lost due to workplace incididents. Email your photo and as much information as you like to tonyaford@usmwf.org. See full details here.

MAINE

Augusta, Maine, April 26, 8 am, Pipefitters Hall, 21 Gabriel Dr. 

Maine Labor Group on Health hosts its Annual Workers' Memorial Day Breakfast on April 26, 8-10 am at the Pipefitters Hall. Commissioner Laura Fortman appears as a special guest. The event is free but attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing mlgh@gwi.net or responding as going to the Facebook event page.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, Massachusetts. April 26, 12 pm, In front of the State House, 24 Beacon St.

MassCOSH is hosting their annual Worker Memorial Day Commemoration, family breakfast and release of their Dying for Work in Massachusetts 2019 report. The commemoration honors workers who were killed, injured or suffered from illness on the job and press for strong workplace health and safety protections for all workers. Co-hosted by the MA-AFL-CIO. Contact Jodi Sugerman-Brozan at (617-825-7233 or jodi@masscosh.org for more info or rain location.

NEBRASKA

Lincoln, NE. April 28, 7 pm, Nebraska State Capitol Building, 1445 K St. 

United Support Memorial for Workplace Fatalities's (USMWF) Nebraska's Workers' Memorial Day Events hosts the 10th Annual Workers' Memorial Day Candelight Vigil to honor lost loved ones. Federal and state representatives, family members of USMWF, unions, co-workers, employers and the community are welcome. See more details here and here

Lincoln, NE. April 29, 7:30 am, Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P Street. 

USMWF hosts its annual free safety training, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, a full day of educating our employers and employees on important safety issues and concerns to prevent workplace incidents. Free and open to the public. More details here

Location TBD. April 28, 4 pm. (Invite only)

USMWF hosts a Family Dinner that is invite only, a complimentary dinner providing an opportunity for affected families to come together as a community to support one another in their loss. See further details here

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Hooksett, NH. April 23, 5:30 pm, Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike 

Join New Hampshire COSH for their annual event to honor New Hampshire workers who were killed on the job in 2019. They will hold a rededication of their Memorial Plaque and a dinner. For more information, contact Brian Mitchell at 603 493-1173 or nhcosh@nhcosh.org.

NEW YORK

Liverpool, NY. April 26, 8 am, Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway

Register for the Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and Occupational Health Clinical Center's Workers' Memorial Day UNITY Breakfast, honoring the workers' who have died. There will be a release of a report on safe patient handling, music, art andspeakers. RSVP and see more info here

PUERTO RICO

On April 24, 8 am, join the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and PROSHA-INEDA for a breakfast meeting with the CEO and Governing Board. Email safety@prepa.com or call 787-521-4787 for more info.

 

TEXAS

Houston, TX. Various locations and times. 

Join people of faith and congregations in honor of Workers' Memorial Week. A Saturday mass will be held on April 27, 4 pm, at the Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Road. A Sunday service will be held on April 28, 1 pm at the Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave and at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, time TBD. See more info here.  

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