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Workers' Memorial Week Events 2015

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Cerritos, California: April 29, 10:30am-12:30pm. College Hospital, 10802 College Place.

Safe Workers Save Lives Press Event. Nurses and doctors highlight and demand an end to epidemic violence against healthcare workers and patients.

Los Angeles, California: April 28, 10:30am-noon. UCLA Labor Center, 875 Parkview.

Workers Memorial International Day of Action, sponsored by SocalCOSH.

Los Angeles, California: May 1, 3pm, at Cesar Chavez & Broadway.

Gather under the Chinatown Dragons for the May Day International Workers' Day March, for workers' and immigrant rights, sponsored by SoCalCOSH.

San Francisco, California: April 18, 11am- 2pm, Harry Bridges Plaza, Embarcadero at Market St.

Rally and March to ILWU Local 34 Union Hall, 801 2nd Street. Light lunch provided at Union Hall at noon.

San Francisco, California: April 28, noon. Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, 555 North Point Street.

Action in solidarity with Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf workers and honoring Workers' Memorial Day.

San Jose, California: April 28, 9am. Santa Clara Valley Labor Center, 2102 Almaden Road, Hall A.

Workers Memorial Day Breakfast Briefing on health and safety in subcontracted industries.

Santa Cruz, California: April 28, 7pm. Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street.

At the Reel Work 2015 May Day Labor Film Festival, for Workers Memorial Day, there will be the world premiere of A Day's Work. Gail Bateson, Executive Director of Worksafe, will speak.

Ukiah, California: April 28, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Saturday Afternoon Clubhosue, 107 S. Oak Street.

Honoring workers from Mendocino County who have been killed or injured on the job.

Groton, Connecticut: April 28, 6am. Washington Park.

Observance hosted by Southeastern Connecticut Labor Council and AFL-CIO Community Services.

Hartford, Connecticut: April 28, noon. North steps of the State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue.

Observance hosted by Connecticut AFL-CIO.

Milton, Florida: April 25, 9am. Benny Russell Park, 5417 W. Spencer Field Road.

Workers' Memorial Day observance, hosted by the Northwest Florida CLC.

West Palm Beach, Florida: April 28, 5:30pm. Revolutions, 477 S. Rosemary Ave.

Ceremony and refreshments.

Atlanta, Georgia: April 28, 6pm. Our Lady of Lourdes, 25 Boulevard NE.

Workers' Memorial Day observance, hosted by Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council.

Boise, Idaho: April 25, 10am. 1775 West Shoreline Drive.

Hosted by the Boise Central Trades & Labor Council.

Alton, Illinois: April 28, 7pm Gordon Moore Park, Highway 140.

The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor hosts this event.

Betttendorf, Illinois: April 28, 11:30am. USW Local 105 Hall, 880 Devils Glen Road.

Quad Cities Federation of Labor Workers’ Memorial Day Service sponsored by Alcoa Davenport Works – Joint Safety and Health Committee.

Bloomington, Illinois: April 28, 6am. White Oak Park, 1514 North Cottage Avenue.

Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service.

Chicago, Illinois: April 28, 10am. Outside the OSHA office, 230 S. Dearborn Street.

Press Conference and Rally hosted by Jobs With Justice.  Email for more info.

Decatur, Illinois: April 28, 5:30pm. northwest corner of the Macon County Courthouse lawn, 253 W. Wood St.

Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service.

Joliet, Illinois. April 24. IBEW 176 Banquet Hall, 1100 N.E. Frontage Road.

Will and Grundy Counties Trades and Labor Council annual Workers’ Memorial Day Dinner.

Peoria, Illinois: April 28, 5pm. Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson.

Labor Council of West Central Illinois Workers’ Memorial Service.

Rockford, Illinois: April 28, 5pm. Behind the E.J. ‘Zeke’ Giorgi Building, 200 South Wyman Street.

The Rockford United Labor Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony, with light dinner to follow.

Springfield, Illinois. April 28, 5:30pm. Illinois State Library Atrium, 300 S. Second Street.

Springfield and Central Illinois Trades and Labor Council Workers’ Memorial Day Service. Reception to follow.

Indianapolis, Indiana: April 28, 11am. Statehouse, 200 W. Washington.

Ceremony with workers' family members and remarks from Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: April 28, 5:30pm. Hawkeye Labor Council AFl-CIO, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW.

Hawkey Labor Council hosts this observance.

Des Moines, Iowa: April 28, 11am. Iowa Workforce Development, 1000 East Grand Avenue.

Ceremony hosted by South Central Iowa Federation of Labor.

Iowa City, Iowa: April 28, 12:30pm. Iowa City Pedestrian Mall, 325 E. Washington Street.

Speak Out for Safe Jobs.

Waterloo, Iowa: April 28, 5:30pm, Black Hawk Labor Temple, 1695 Burton Avenue.

Memorial event followed by meal, hosted by Union Community Services Committee.

Paducah, Kentucky: April 25, 3pm. 1202 S. 4th Street.

Hosted by the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: April 28, 10am-11am. Labor Union Hall, 1233 Government Street.

Worker Memorial Day Commemoration.

Lewiston, Maine: April 26, 4:30pm-8pm. Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar Street.

Workers Memorial Day and May Day Dinner, hosted by the Western Maine Central Labor Council.

Cumberland, Maryland: April 28, noon. City Hall Plaza, 57 N. Liberty Street.

Observance with speakers.

Boston, Massachusetts: April 28, 12 noon - 1:15 pm. In front of Statehouse, 24 Beacon St.

Event sponsored by MassCOSH.

Cadillac, Michigan: April 27, 7-8pm, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion.

Candlelight vigil sponsored by United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF). There will also be a Safety Expo, 9am-4pm at the Cadillac Public Library's meeting room.

Escanaba, Michigan: April 28, 6:30pm, Carpenters Hall, 1219 1st Avenue South.

Vigil with participating unions AFSCME, APWU, BoilerMakers, Carpenters, CWA, IAFF, IBB, IBEW, IBT, Ironworkers, IUOE, IUPAT, LIUNA, NNU/MNA, OPEIU, SMART, Teamsters, UA, UAW, USW.

Iron Mountain, Michigan: April 28, 6:30pm, Laborers Hall, US Highway 2.

Vigil with participating unions AFSCME, APWU, BoilerMakers, Carpenters, CWA, IAFF, IBB, IBEW, IBT, Ironworkers, IUOE, IUPAT, LIUNA, NNU/MNA, OPEIU, SMART, Teamsters, UA, UAW, USW.

Negaunee, Michigan: April 28, 6:30pm, USW Ronn Hall, 1206 Baldwin Street.

Vigil with participating unions AFSCME, APWU, BoilerMakers, Carpenters, CWA, IAFF, IBB, IBEW, IBT, Ironworkers, IUOE, IUPAT, LIUNA, NNU/MNA, OPEIU, SMART, Teamsters, UA, UAW, USW.

Apple Valley, Minnesota: April 28, 6pm. Lebanon Cemetary, County Road 42 and Pilot Knob Road.

Observance at the Monument to Fallen Workers.

Duluth, Minnesota: April 27, 7am. Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Road.

Free pancake and sausage breakfast followed by 9:15am Workers' Memorial observance and tree-planting ceremony.

Mankato, Minnesota: April 27, 11:30am. Pub 500, 500 Front Street.

Observance followed by noon lunch.

Rochester, Minnesota: April 28, 8:30am. MnDOT Rochester Truck Station, 2900 48th Street NW.

Reception followed by 9am Program.

St. Paul, Minnesota: April 28, Noon. Workers Memorial Garden, State Capitol Grounds.

Memorial Observance.

Jefferson City, Missouri: April 22, noon. Capitol Rotunda, 201 West Capitol Ave.

The Missouri Department of Labor hosts a ceremony.

Butte, Montana: April 28, 11:30am. Montana Tech, Student Union Building Copper Lounge, 1300 W. Park Street.

OSHA's Billlings area office pays tribute to Montana workers who have lost their lives over the past five year.

Lincoln, Nebraska: April 28, 7pm. State Capitol, 1445 K Street.

Candlelight Vigil sponsored by United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF). There will also be a Family Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser for USMWF on Saturday, April 25 at Homles Lake Park, 2pm, and a Safety Expo, April 28, 8am-3:30pm, at Country Inn & Suites, at the Airport Exit off of I-90.

Hookset, New Hampshire: April 27, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Plumbers & Steamfitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike.

Event co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health and the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. Buffet dinner provided.

Hamilton, New Jersey: April 27, 6pm. Ancient Order of Hibernians AOH club, 2419 Kuser Road.

Join the Mercer County Central Labor Council and the Mercer-Burlington Counties Building Trades for the 12th Annual Worker's Memorial Mass in Hamilton.

New Brunwick, New Jersey: April 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave. 

Rally and March for worker health and safety rights sponsored by New Labor and New Jersey Work Environmental Council. Includes testimonials from Injured workers and families.

Woodbridge, New Jersey: April 27, 10am. New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 581 Main Street.

Workers Memorial Day program sponsored by NJ State Industrial Safety Committee.

Albany, New York: April 28, 5:30pm. Albany Firefighter Memorial, Empire State Plaza, 300-302 Centre Dr.

A brief history of Worker Memorial Day will be provided, then the names of those workers who have died in the past year will be read and a moment of silence for each will be observed.

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

Observance hosted by the Central New York Area Labor Federation.

Big Flats, New York: May 2, 11am. Sperr Memorial Park, Route 63.

Observance hosted by the Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation.

Brookyn, New York: April 25, 4pm. Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Hosted by the Workers Justice Project. Gathering on the front steps, followed by short program inside.

Buffalo, New York. May 1, noon. 2 Niagara Square.

Observance hosted by Buffalo Central Labor Council.

Canton, New York: April 22-25, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 Main Street.

The Workers Memorial Theater Project, presented by the Occupational Health Clinical Center of the North Country and the Grasse River Players. Performance of play These Shining Lives with after-show discussion.

Flushing, New York: April 26, 2pm. Saint Ann's Church, 142-30 58th Avenue.

El Comité por la Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional de NY (NYCOSH) & La Iglesia de Santa Ana de “Mary’s Nativity” invita a que se unan a nosotros este día para “Sollozar por la muerte de los trabajadores y luchar por los vivos” en un evento donde compartiremos nuestras preocupaciones por condiciones inseguras y peligrosas en el trabajo

Frewsburg, New York: May 2, 11am. Erlandson Overview Park, Oak Hill Road.

Observance hosted by the Dunkirk & Jamestown CLC.

Hempstead, New York: April 27, 7:30pm. 91 N. Franklin Street.

Vigil for Fallen Workers hosted by Workplace Project and Centro de Derechos Laborales. Email for more information.

Latham, New York: April 28, 9:30am. NYSUT Headquarters, 800 Troy Schenectady Road.

Observance hosted by the New York State United Teachers.

Massena, New York: April 28, noon. Massena Springs Park.

Join CSEA Region 5 and our Safety & Health Committee as we hold our 6th annual tree planting/observance of Workers Memorial Day.

New York, New York: April 28, 11am. 14th Street at 7th Avenue.

Action hosted by NYCOSH, TWU Local 100, and the New York City Central Labor Council.

New York, New York: April 28, 2:45pm. Saint Patrick's Cathedral, 460 Fifth Avenue.

Procession and Memorial Service hosted by the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York.

Niagara Falls, New York. May 2, 9am. Reservoir Park, 577 Wilmer Road.

Observance hosted by Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council.

Poughkeepsie, New York: May 1, 4pm. Poughkeepsie City Post Office, 55 Mansion Street.

Hudson Valley ALF Workers Memorial, followed by 4:15pm Rally and March for Justice and Equality for All.

Queens, New York: April 25, 11am - 3pm. 69th St and Roosevelt Avenue.

New Immigrant Community Empowerment hosts the Queens Immigrant Worker Justice Tour.

Rochester, New York: April 28, 5:30pm. Highland Park, 17 Reservoir Avenue.

Observance hosted by the Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation.

Staten Island, New York: April 27, 5pm. Bourough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace.

Press Conference and Day Laborer Tribunal calling for Justice for Delfino Velasquez.

Syracuse, New York: April 24, 8 am - 10 am. Pensabene's Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd.

Unity Breakfast sponsored by Occupational Health Clinical Centers, Workers' Center of Central New York, et al.

White Plains, New York: April 28, 5pm. Renaissance Plaza, Main St/Mamaroneck Ave.

10th Annual Workers' Memorial Day Vigil and Reception, hosted by the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body.

Raleigh, North Carolina: April 28, 10:30am. 7 W. Lenoir Street.

Workers' Memorial Day Press Conference and March.

Bismarck, North Dakota: April 28, 6:30pm. Bismarck Labor Hall, 1323 E. Front Avenue.

Workers Memorial Day Observance.

Fargo, North Dakota: April 28, 5:30pm. 3002 First Avenue N.

Remembrance, music, and light meal hosted by the Northern Plains United Labor Council. AFL-CIO.

Grand Forks, North Dakota: April 28, 5:30pm. Bringewatt Park, 23rd St. S & 24th Ave S.

Observance remembering the dead in Dakota and Minnesota. Lunch served after service. Hosted by the Northern Valley Labor Council.

Mansfield, Ohio: April 28, 5 pm - 7 pm. 376 Longview Avenue.

Event sponsored by the Central Labor Council.

Newark, Ohio: April 28, 6:30pm, GMP Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave.

Workers' Memorial Day observance.

Toledo, Ohio: April 27, 6pm. UAW Local 12, 2300 Ashland Avenue.

Greater Northwest Ohio Workers' Memorial Day observance.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: April 28, 7:30pm. Floor Rotunda, State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln.

Candlelight Vigil sponsored by United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF).

Portland, Oregon: April 27, 7pm. IBEW Local 48 Hall, 15937 NE Airport Way.

Northwest Oregon Labor Council observes Workers Memorial Day, just prior to regular monthly Council meeting.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. April 26, 1pm - 2pm. Bethlehem Rose Garden, 8th & Union Boulevard.

Lehigh Valley Labor Council Workers’ Memorial Observance. Commemoration and presentation of scholarships to families of deceased workers.

Erie, Pennsylvania: April 28, 6pm - 7pm. Erie City Council Chambers, City Hall, 626 State St.

Erie-Crawford Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO 29th Annual Workers’ Memorial Service. Prayer service, speaker program, reading of names and placing of memorial wreath at the Workers’ Monument in Perry Square.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. April 28, 8am - 10am. Passage to India Restaurant, 525 S. Front Street.

Harrisburg Region Central Labor Council Workers’ Memorial Day Breakfast and Memorial Observance. Observance held at the Monument in Labor's Grove, a short distance from the restaurant.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania: April 28, 6pm-8pm. Christ the Savior Educational Center, 300 Garfield St.

Memorial Banquet and scholarship awards announced.

Mercer, Pennsylvania: April 28, Noon - 1:30pm. County Courthouse Rotunda.

Mercer County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Workers’ Memorial Observance includes brief speakers program, reading of names of deceased workers, and tolling of bells.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: April 24, 8:30 am. 1301 Sheet Metal Workers Hall, S. Columbus Blvd.

Breakfast sponsored by the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (Philaposh)and the Philadelphia County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 28, 11:30am - 1pm. Market Square.

Speakers and Memorial hosted by Unions of the Allegheny County Central Labor Council.

Pittson, Pennsylvania: April 23, 7pm-8pm. UFCW 1776 Hall, 2007 Route 315.

Greater Wilkes-Barre Central Labor Council Workers’ Memorial Day Commemoration/Observance. Brief program prior to Labor Council meeting. Program includes lighting of candles, reading of names of deceased workers, special prayer, and remarks honoring deceased and injured workers.

York, Pennsylvania: April 28, 6pm-7:30pm. Kiwanis Lake, North Newberry Street & Parkway Boulevard.

York-Adams Central Labor Council 26th Annual Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony with color guard, speakers program, candle lighting tribute, placing of memorial wreath on the lake and the playing of Taps.

Providence, Rhode Island: April 21, 2:30 pm - 5 pm. Occupational and Environmental Health Center, 410 S. Main.

"Danger: Combustible Dusts." Program conducted by Fred Malaby and presented by the Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and Providence office of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is free, but you must pre-register at (401) 751-2015 or

Knoxville, Tennessee: April 25, 1 pm. IBEW's Electrician Training Center, 6107 Central Avenue Pike.

Observance sponsored by Knox Area Workers' Memorial Day Committee.

Austin, Texas: April 28, 8am-3pm. Texas State Capitol Rotunda, 1100 Congress Avenue.

Worker's Memorial Day Commemoration in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol building. Press conference, legislative visits, and exhibit,

Black Springs, Texas: April 28, Noon-1pm. Construction Memorial Cross at HCA de Tejas, 11509 Seagoville Rd.

Worker Memorial Day Ceremony and light lunch.

Corpus Christi, Texas. April 28, noon. IBEW Hall, 2301 Saratoga.

Workers' Memorial Day Luncheon.

Dallas, Texas: April 28, 10am. Dallas City Hall Flag Room, 1500 Marilla Street.

Hosted by the Workers Defense Project.

El Paso, Texas. April 28, 8am. City Hall, 300 E. Main.

Proclamation and speakers at City Council Meeting. Also, on May 1, 8:30am, there will be an observance at the Consulate General of Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio Avenue.

Houston, Texas: April 28, 6pm - 8pm. Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center, 6500 Rookin Road.

Vigil hosted by Fe y Justicia, CWA, OSHA, USMWF.

San Antonio. Texas. April 28, 5:30pm. Oblate Grotto of the Southwest, 5712 Blanco Road.

Workers Memorial Day observance.

Bellingham, Washington: April 28, noon. Bellingham Library lawn, 210 Central Ave.

Observance sponsored by Northwest Washington CLC.

Washington, DC: April 27, 2pm. AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th Street, NW.

Workers Memorial Day Remembrance and Photo Exhibit: Badges: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers, hosted by the AFL-CIO.

Charleston, West Virginia: April 28, noon. Miners Memorial at the State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East.

Speakers and a ringing of bells to commemorate Workers' Memorial Day.

La Crosse, Wisconsin: April 28, 2015. Green Island Park, Laborers Grove, 2312 7th Street South.

Speakers commemorating Workers' Memorial Day, sponsored by the Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

Madison, Wisconsin: April 28, 10:30am. 1602 S. Park Street.

Commemoration hosted by the South Central Federation of Labor.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: April 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Ziedler-Union Square, 348 W Everett Street.

Speakers and Memorial hosted by WisCOSH. WisCOSH is also is hosting a Fundraiser Dinner and Worker Health and Safety Update, 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the American Postal Workers Union Hall, 417 N. 3rd Street.

Wausau, Wisconsin: April 28, 6:30pm. 388 River Drive.

Hosted by the Marathon County Labor Council, AFL-CIO at the Workers' Memorial Site.

Cheyenne, Wyoming: April 28, 10am. Wyoming State Capitol, 24th Street and Capitol Avenue.

Ceremony and speakers sponsored by the Equality State Policy Center.