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Workers' Memorial Week Events - Eventos de la Semana Conmemorativa de los Trabajadores Fallecidos

Virtual events are listed first in date order with live, local events listed by state at the end.
Los eventos virtuales se enumeran primero en orden de fecha con los eventos locales en vivo enumerados por estado al final.

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2021 Virtual Events / Eventos Virtuales 2021:

Friday, April 23rd, 10 am- 12 pm Online

PhilaPOSH will honor those men and women who have died from work-related traumatic injury or illness at their 32nd Annual Worker’s Memorial Day virtual program. The program, the oldest and largest in the country, is co-sponsored by PhilaPOSH and the Philadelphia Council, AFL-CIO More details 

Saturday, April 24th, 10am - 1pm (CST), Online Bilingual Event 

Southern Workers Health & Safety Summit organized by Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights and co-sponsored by National Employment Law Project. Hear the stories of injured workers and workers rights advocates and organizers. For more info email info@msworkrights.org.

Sunday, April 25th, 7pm (CST), Online

United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities Second Virtual National Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony via USMWF's Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2pm ET/1pm CT/11am PT, Online Bilingual Event

 Join National COSH for our Workers' Memorial Week National Speak Out, on Tuesday, April 27th, at 2pm ET/1pm CT/11am PT spotlighting health and safety activism around the country and remembering workers who have been injured or killed on the job https://tinyurl.com/WMW2021SpeakOut

Wednesday, April 28th, 9-11am (ET), Online

NH COSH is co-sponsoring a Zoom celebration of OSHA's 50th anniversary as part of the New England Area OSHA Round Table Series. For more info, view the flyer here.

Wednesday, April 28th, 9am-4pm (CST), Online

United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities Strive for Safety Workers' Memorial Day Awareness Conference. Details on the USMWF website or register here.

Wednesday, April 28th, 9:30-10:30am (ET) Online Bilingual Event 

Workers Center of CNY - Join us for our annual Workers' Memorial Day 2021 event presented via Zoom. 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. More details (BILINGUAL EVENT)

Wednesday, April 28, Noon (ET) Online Bilingual Event 

MassCOSH and MA AFL-CIO - Worker Memorial Day ceremony to remember those who died from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses and to fight for safer, healthier workplaces. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on how dangerous it is when employers do not provide life-saving health & safety protections for workers. As we pass the one-year mark of the beginning of the pandemic, this year's Worker Memorial Day event will honor the memories of workers who lost their lives due to their jobs, whether from COVID-19, a workplace injury, or other work-related illnesses. More details 

Wednesday, April 28th, 12:30 pm (PT), Online

Oregon AFL-CIO Virtual Worker Memorial Day Ceremony. Each year Oregon’s unions gather in Salem to honor those who died while working or from work-related injuries and illness and pledge to do everything within our power to make work safe. Our annual Workers Memorial Day observance will be especially difficult this year. The toll of the pandemic on Oregon’s workers, families and communities cannot be overstated nor can the devastation caused by historic wildfires which leveled entire towns. More details

Wednesday, April 28th, 7-10pm (any time zone) Online

United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities invites you to join us in our Shine Bright campaign. This is something you are able to do from the safety of your home/office.  From 7:00pm-10:00pm USMWF asks that everyone ght on in memory and honor of our fallen workers. We would love to see your support, so we encourage you to take a picture and share it on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 28th, 6pm (CST) Online

DePaul University Labor Education Center, Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), UIC Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety, UIC Center for Healthy Work invite you to Workers Memorial Week Chicago Area COSH Relaunch Event - as we approach the 50th anniversary of CA COSH’s creation, we want to share its rich history over the past five decades, and advance plans to rebuild it. We will share ideas and a vision of what reigniting this network could look like so that collectively, we can increase awareness and action toward safer workplaces in the coming years. To register and get the Zoom info please fill this form: https://forms.gle/euwibe9TfkPaBtbv6 . 

Wednesday, April 28, 8pm (CST), Online

United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities Kentucky: Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony.  This event will be held virtually at our USMWF Kentucky Facebook page.

 Tuesday, May 11, 6-7:30 (PT) Online Bilingual Event

Worker Safety and Health Training on Zoom co-sponsored by AZ COSH, Jobs with Justice  AZ AFL-CIO, Worker Centers (Registration link available soon)

Local events / Eventos locales:


Lincoln, Wednesday, April 28th, 7pm, 1445 K St

United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities Nebraska: Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony.  This event will be held in person at the Nebraska State Capitol (northsteps) at 1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68508.

New Jersey

New Brunswick, Sunday, April 25th, 1-2:30 pm, 55 Paterson St

Hosted by New Labor: March and rally to remember the dead and fight like hell for the living! Not one more death! In the context of COVID-19 and "essential" work, we reiterate that our health comes first! // ¡Marchamos para recordar a los muertos y luchar como locos por los vivos! ¡Ni una muerte más! En el contexto del coronavirus y trabajo "esencial", reitiramos que nuestra salud es primero! More info

New York 

Orchard Park, Wednesday, April 28th, 6pm (ET), Chesnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chesnut Ridge Rd Hybrid Event

WNYCOSH  & Buffalo CLC and WNY-ALF  - The event will take place at Chestnut Ridge Park, and will also be livestreamed on the WNYCOSH Facebook. For those attending the in-person event, masks and social distancing are required. Livestream: WNYCOSH Facebook Address: Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Orchard Park, NY More details


Portland, Wednesday, April 28th, 12 pm, East Portland Post Office,1020 SE 7th Ave

To commemorate postal workers who have lost their lives to Covid-19, condemn postal management's bungling of PPE, contact tracing, testing, disinfecting, leave, and hazard pay. Call for removal of the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and opposition to his Ten-Year Plan of cuts, closures, delay of mail and price hikes. Support the American Postal Workers Union contract campaign for Good Jobs, Good Service. Sponsored by Communities and Postal Workers United and Portland Area American Postal Workers Union More details 

Salem, April 28th, 8 pm (PT), Oregon State Capitol Mall & FB Live 350 Winter St NE Hybrid Event

Join the Oregon AFL-CIO at the Fallen Workers Memorial in Salem to hold a vigil for the over 500,000 Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to call on Congress to pass the PRO Act to give workers the tools we need to make workplaces safer More details




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