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Workers' Memorial Week Events 2019

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Online Event, April 22nd, Heat Campaign Toolkit for Workers Memorial Week

Public Citizen and the National Heat Stress Network have released an online toolkit about heat stress for Workers Memorial Week. Add your organization to the following sign-on letter by 2:00 pm ET on 4/26, for OSHA to issue a heat standard for Workers Memorial Week: https://bit.ly/2PpJCIh

ARIZONA

Phoenix, AZ, April 27th, 8:30 am, ATU Hall, 1558 W Jackson St

The Arizona AFL-CIO is hosting a Workers' Memorial Breakfast. For more infomation contact Peter Dooley 734-320-5160

CALIFORNIA

Oakland, CA, April 26, Noon - 1:00pm, Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza

Join Worksafe on Friday, April 26th in Downtown Oakland to observe Workers Memorial Day 2019. Let's gather together in Oscar Grant / Frank Ogawa Plaza to honor fallen workers and recommit ourselves to the struggle for safe and healthy work in California. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2019WMD

San Diego, CA, April 28, 4 pm, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Dr.

Join Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County as they observe Workers’ Memorial Day with their third Annual Memorial Service at St. Mark's United Methodist Church on APril 28 at 4:00 p.m. Please RSVP on Eventbrite here or by e-mail: info@iwjsd.org.

CONNECTICUT 

Hartford, CT, April 26, 12-1 pm, Bushnell Park, 57 Trinity St. 

On April 26, the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO will observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. Further details to come. Find out more here or here.

FLORIDA

West Palm Beach, FL, 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. 

GEORGIA

Lizella, GA, APRIL 28th, 1:00 pm, - Fallen Workers Monument at Arrowhead Pavilion, Arrowhead Park, Lake Tobesofkee 2850 Arrowhead Drive

Georgia AFL-CIO's 2019 State-Wide Worker's Memorial Day Remembrance. Lunch provided. Host Contact Info: Harry Murray - (478) 955-4495

IDAHO

Boise, ID, April 27th 10:00am - Fallen Firefighters Memorial• 1775 West Shoreline Dr.

Boise CT&CL Workers Memorial Ceremony Join us to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Host Contact Info: boise.president.clc@gmail.com

ILLINOIS

Chicago, IL, April 27th 2:00 - 4:00pm, UIC School of Public Health 1603 West Taylor Street

Please join Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, UIC School of Public Health for a hearing on higher ed workers exploitation. This event will event will commemorate the death of Thea Hunter, an adjunct professor and mark local graduate student workers' strike. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2612925112110806

Peoria, IL, April 28th 3:00pm - Peoria City Hall• 419 Fulton Street

Gathering at Workers Memorial Monument Site for a brief memorial service to honor our fallen brothers and sisters who have died or were seriously injured as a result of workplace accidents.  Host Contact Info: Amy Flynn, 309-674-5181

INDIANA

Indianapolis, IN, April 29th 11:00am - Indiana Statehouse• 200 W Washington St.

The Indiana AFL-CIO Workers’ Memorial ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2017, inside the state Capitol building, in the North Atrium of the Rotunda, located at 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Please join us to honor the fallen and recommit to fighting for the living. Host Contact Info: unoblessed@inaflcio.org

IOWA

Bettendorf, IA, April 25th, 7:00pm, 880 Devils Glen Road

USW Local 105 is hosting a Workers' Memorial Event to honor fallen workers. Host contact info: usw105@gmail.com

Cedar Rapids, IA, April 29th 6:00pm, IBEW 405 Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW

Join us on April 29th to honor those who lost their lives on the job in 2018. Host Contact Info: rmoyle@hawkeyelabor.us

Clinton, IA, April 28th 5:30pm - Riverview Recreation Vehicle Park• 511 Riverview Drive

We are holding our annual Workers’ Memorial Day program on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 beginning at 2p.m. at Riverview Recreation Vehicle Park, 511 Riverview Drive in Clinton. We have spot 23 and 21 reserved with parking adjacent to the park. At reservation spot number 23, our plaque stands “dedicated to the memory of those workers killed or injured at the workplace”. We hope the public will join Clinton Labor Congress in commemorating those workers from 2018 with a memorial for Lt. Eric Hosette and a dedication to Adam Cain. Host Contact Info: juliamcmeekan@yahoo.com

Council Bluffs, IA, April 29th 6:00pm - Roberts Park• 1000 N 25th St

We will come together to call for action on hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness and death. We will stand united against the ongoing attacks on workers’ rights and protections and demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests. Host Contact Info: spunteney@wilfaflcio.org or 402-657-1007

Dubuque, IA, April 26th 5:30pm - Dubuque Labor Temple• 1610 Garfield Avenue

The Dubuque Federation of Labor hosts a Workers' Memorial Day Commemoration every year to honor those workers who have been killed or injured on the job. We will have a presentation by the UAW Color Guard and the Dubuque Fire Fife and Drums. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer is also scheduled as our key-note speaker.  Host Contact Info: dubuquelabor@gmail.com

Sioux City, IA, April 28th 4:00pm - UFCW # 222• 3038 S Lakeport

We will come together to call for action on hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness and death. We will stand united against the ongoing attacks on workers’ rights and protections and demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests. Host Contact Info: spunteney@wilfaflcio.org or 402-657-1007

KENTUCKY

Lexington, KY. 

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, ME, 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, MA. 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. Sponsored by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO & Greater Boston Labor Council. http://www.masscosh.org/events/workers-memorial-day-0

MINNESOTA

Duluth, MN, April 29th 7:00am - Duluth AFL-CIO Labor Temple• 2002 London Road

Our annual AFL-CIO Workers Memorial Solidarity Pancake Breakfast will take place at Wellstone Hall at the Duluth AFL-CIO Labor Temple. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. with welcoming statements by labor leadership and local elected officials at 8:30 a.m. A tree planning ceremony will take place at 9:15 a.m. outside on the grounds of the Labor Temple. All are welcome. Host Contact Info: Rachel Loeffler-Kemp, 218-726-4775

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 JERSEY

New Brunswick, NJ, April 28th, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue

We need to make sure that worker health and safety rights are guaranteed to EVERYONE, in all workplaces! That’s why we march and rally, in conjunction with NJ Work Environment Council (NJWEC) at the end of April, when working people and their organizations observe Workers’ Memorial Day to remember those who have gotten injured or died on the job and to continue our fight for safe workplaces! This year, we renew our commitment to fight for safe jobs for all. Email New Labor for more info.

Haledon, NJ, April 27th 1:00 - 4:00pm, American Labor Museum, 83 Norwood Street

The Museum will observe Workers' Memorial Day, a day set aside by the nations' unions to draw attention to the occupational health and safety of workers in the US, on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 1PM at its headquarters, the historic Botto House National Landmark. More info: https://labormuseum.net/?p=events-calendar&event_id=333

NEW YORK

Buffalo, NY, April 25th, Noon, Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street

WNYCOSH will mark this year’s Workers’ Memorial Day with a rally and pressconference to bring attention to occupational illness at the Connecticut Street Armory. For more information

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

New York, NY, April 25th 2:30 pm, St. Patrick's Cathedral  5th Avenue Between 50th and 51st St

2019 Construction Workers Memorial Mass - Please join us for a memorial mass for construction workers killed or injured on work sites during 2018 and early 2019. All construction workers (bring your hardhats), their families and friends are invited to join the Building & Construction Trades, union leaders, members and management. For more info: https://actionnetwork.org/events/2019-construction-workers-memorial-mass?referrer=&source=&email_referrer=&can_id=

Syracuse, NY, April 26th 8:00 am, Holiday Inn Electronics Parkway, 441 Electronics Pkwy

Workers' Memorial Day UNITY Breakfast. Every year we observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our commitment to workers' health and safety. Mourn for the dead. Fight like hell for the living! For more info: https://actionnetwork.org/events/workers-memorial-day-unity-breakfast-2019?referrer=&source=&email_referrer=&can_id=

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, OK, April 30th 11:00am - Oklahoma State Capitol• 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Please join us as we remember those lost to work-related accidents every year on April 30th! Please make sure and plan to join us on Tuesday, April 30, 2019! At 11 a.m. on the 2nd Floor Rotunda of the State Capitol! Hosted by the Oklahoma AFL-CIO

OREGON
Clackamas, OR, April 27th 12:30 PM, Warner Brothers Perfectionists Sound Stage• 11245 SE Hwy 21

Safety is all of our concern. The entire film production community is invited to join the Unions and Guilds behind Entertainment (IATSE Locals 488 & 600, Portland SAG-AFTRA, & DGA) for the presentations and booths focused on creating safer sets for our workers.  Host Contact Info: 503.673.1133

Portland, OR, April 22nd 7:00 PM, IBEW 48 Labor Hall, 15937 NE Airport Way

Come and join us in paying tribute to those who died on the job in 2018. Host Contact Info: officemgr@nwolc.org

Salem, OR, APRIL 26TH NOON - Labor and Industries Building / State Capitol Mall 350 Winter Street Northeast

The Oregon AFL-CIO will hold the annual memorial service in observance of Workers Memorial Day at the Fallen Worker Memorial at the State Capitol Mall in Salem on Friday, April 26th at noon. Host Contact Info: 503-232-1195

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA April 26th, 9:00am, Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd.

The Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH) and Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO will host the 31st Annual Worker's Memorial Day Program & Procession on Friday, April 26th from 9:00 am - 12:30pm at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia. The Keynote speaker will be Debbie Berkowitz, Worker Safety and Health Program Director at the National Employment Law Project. More information or RSVP 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.

RHODE ISLAND

Pawtucket RI, April 27TH 10 am - 12 pm, 1005 Main Street

SAFE JOBS/ EVERY WORKERS RIGHT  Workers Memorial Day Observance. Join Us IUPAT, RIAFL-CIO, Fuerza Laboral, CLUW, RICOSH, RILHS and others

TEXAS

Houston, TX. April 23rd, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street

Press Conference and public comment at city hall for those who believe that everyone has the right to come back home after a day of work: workers, activists, faith and community leaders. Many area faith communities will also be holding services over the weekend. See more info here.

WASHINGTON

Seattle, WA, April 24th, 11:00am, UWA HUB North Ballroom, 4001 E Stevens Way NE,

Worker Memorial Day at the University of Washington Seattle, HUB North Ballroom, 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195 This annual ceremony at the University of Washington is a time to honor and remember workers who lost their lives due to work-related injuries and illnesses in the past year, and to recommit ourselves to creating safe and healthy workplaces for all workers. Host Contact Info: ce@uw.edu, 206-685-3089

WEST VIRGINIA

Mannington, WV, April 28th 2:00pm, Farmington #9 Mine Memorial•Llewellyn Run Rd.

West Virginia AFL-CIO Worker Memorial. Host contact info: 304-344-3557

WISCONSIN 

Milwaukee, WI, April 28th 1:00 - 2:00pm, American Postal Workers Union 417 N 3rd Street

Join WisCOSH and workers as we share a meal and rededicate ourselves to stopping workplace injury, illness and death. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/372881979974427/

Waukesha, WI, April 24, 6 pm, Waukesha Labor Temple 1726 S. West Ave.

As a part of their efforts to raise awareness of the 4,000 to 6,000 workers that are known to die on the job or from workplace exposures each year, WisCOSH will be hosting showings of the documentary "A Day's Work." It is the story of one young man's first day on the job at his first ever job. The screening is free and will be followed by a discussion. See more info here.

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