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April 28: Concord, California, 4:30 pm

Workers Memorial Day Commemoration and March

Join the Contra Costa and Napa-Solano Central Labor Councils to honor workers killed in our region. 4:30pm-6:30pm. Meet at Concord BART (1451 Oakland Ave, Concord) and march to Todos Santos Plaza. More info: 925-228-0161.

April 28-May 1: Los Angeles area, California, various times

Workers Memorial Week of Action

SoCalCOSH + SEIU USWW, UCLA LOSH, CLEAN CarWash, LAANE, KIWA, & LA County Fed host a press conference and Kick Off event at 10am on the 28th, a teach-in on the 29th, Regional Actions on the 30th, and a May Day March, 10 am on May 1st.

April 28: San Francisco, California, 6 pm

Workers Memorial Day Commemoration

Join with the Injured Workers National Network (IWNN.org) and California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day to commemorate those workers killed on the job this past year and those injured workers fighting for health and safety, healthcare and justice for injured workers.

April 28: San Jose, California, 11:30 am

Workers’ Memorial Day

Hosted by Working Partnerships USA. Procession to City Hall followed by press event at 12:15 pm.

April 23: Bridgeport, Connecticut, 10:45 am

27th Anniversary Ceremony of L’Ambiance Tragedy

The Fairfield Labor Council, The Fairfield County Building Trades Council, and the Connecticut AFL-CIO host a remembrance of workers killed when the L’Ambiance building collapsed while under construction. Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyons Terrace. For more information, contact ConnectiCOSH at (860) 953-2674.

April 28: Groton, Connecticut, 6 am

Workers’ Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil

The Southeastern Connecticut Labor Council and AFL-CIO Community Services host at Washington Park. For more information, contact Sharon Peccini at (860) 464-6012 or ConnectiCOSH at (860) 953-2674.

April 28: Hartford, Connecticut, 12 pm

Workers Memorial Day Ceremony

Sponsored by the Connecticut AFL-CIO and the Health and Safety Committee.

April 28: New Britain, Connecticut, 10 am

Council 4 Workers Memorial Ceremony

A brief ceremony at the Council 4 Workers Memorial Monument, 444 East Main Street. For more information, contact Larry Dorman, [email protected]

April 26: West Palm Beach, Florida, 3 pm

Workers Memorial Day Ceremony

Sponsored by the . Ceremony to include the Air Force Junior ROTC Honor Guard from Lake Worth, HS; Special guest speaker State Attorney Dave Aronberg; Proclamation read by Mayor Jeri Muoio.

April 28: Alton, Illinois, 7 pm

Workers Memorial Day Service

Hosted by the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor at the Gordon Moore Park – Muensterman Building.

April 26: Bettendorf, Illinois, 10 am

Workers’ Memorial Day

The Quad Cities Federation of labor hosts at USW Local 105 Hall, 880 Devils Glen Road. For more information call Joshua Schipp at (309) 738-6536.

April 28: Bloomington, Illinois, 6 am

Workers Memorial Day Event

The Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly hosts a commemoration of workers who lost their lives at work.

April 24: Chicago, Illinois, 11 am

Workers Memorial Week Walmart Protest

Join Warehouse Workers for Justice, Chicago Jobs with Justice, OUR Walmart and others on the one year anniversary of the RanaPlaza disaster in Bangladesh to draw attention to Walmart’s unacceptable response to building and fire safety concerns in the US and abroad. At the Walmart neighborhood market at 2844 N Broadway. Bring a fire extinguisher if you have one!

April 28: Chicago, Illinois, 10:30 am

Workers Memorial Day Vigil

Interfaith Worker Justice hosts, with the Instituto del Progreso Latino, OSHA, and the University of Illinois School of Public Health. 2520 S. Western. Contact [email protected] for more information.

April 28: Decatur, Illinois, 5:30 pm

Workers Memorial Day Ceremony

The Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly hosts. The keynote speaker will be Bill Houlihan, District Director for U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. The event will also feature the Fire Fighters Honor Guard.

April 25: Joliet, Illinois, 6 pm

Workers Memorial Day Dinner

Dinner at the IBEW 176 Banquet Hall.

April 28: Peoria, Illinois, 5:30 pm

Workers Memorial Service and Walk

The Labor Council of West Central Illinois hosts.

April 28: Rockford, Illinois, 5 pm

Workers Memorial Day

Rockford United Labor hosts at 200 South Wyman Street (by the Workers Memorial Tablets behind the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Building). A light dinner will be served after the observance. Call Bill Corey at (815) 968-1411 for more information.

April 28: Springfield, Illinois, 5:30 pm

Workers Memorial Day Event

The Springfield & Central Illinois Trades & Labor Council will commemorate the workers who were killed on the job this past year. The event will include a special presentation on the 90th anniversary of the Benwood mine disaster.

April 28: South Bend, Indiana, 4 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day

Join the North Central Indiana AFL-CIO Council and the United Way of St. Joe Country for their annual recognition of those who lost their lives doing their job.

April 25: Des Moines, Iowa, 11 am

Workers’ Memorial Day Vigil

The South Central Iowa Federation of Labor hosts at Iowa Workforce Development, 1000 East Grand.

April 24: Wichita, Kansas, 6 pm

Workers Memorial Day Dinner

Please join the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation as we commemorate Workers Memorial Day with our annual dinner.

April 25: Lewiston, Maine, 5:30 pm

Workers Memorial Day

The Western Maine Central Labor Council hosts a dinner and remembrance.

April 28: Cumberland, Maryland, 12 pm

Workers Memorial Day Event

Community, labor and Federal, State, County and city elected officials attend to share prayers and proclamations in our celebration of injured/deceased workers who have suffered. Hosted by the Western Maryland Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

April 28: Boston, Massachusetts, 12 pm

Workers Memorial Day Commemoration

The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health honors workers who were killed, injured, or suffered from illness on the job.

April 25: Northampton, Massachusetts, 12 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony and March

The Western Mass Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health hosts. Please call David Gaby, (413) 731-0760 for more information.

April 26: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 12 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony and March

The Western Mass Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health hosts. Please call David Gaby, (413) 731-0760 for more information.

April 24: Springfield, Massachusetts, 1 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony and March

The Western Mass Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health hosts. Please call David Gaby, (413) 731-0760 for more information.

April 28: Detroit, Michigan, 3:30 pm

Silent Vigil and March

Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice and the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO hosts. Please wear black.

April 30: Jefferson City, Missouri, 12 pm

Missouri Workers Memorial Day

Every year, the Missouri Department of Labor pays tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on the job by coming together with families, friends, colleagues and legislators.

April 27 & 28: Lincoln, Nebraska, various times

5K, Candlelight Vigil, & Safety Expo

United Support Memorial for Workplace Fatalities sponsors a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser, Nebraska’s 3rd Annual Safety Expo, and a Candlelight Vigil at the State Capitol.

April 28: New Hampshire, details to come

Workers Memorial

Sponsored by New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health.

April 26: Haledon, New Jersey, 1 pm

American Labor Museum Workers’ Memorial Day Observance

In addition to the traditional candle-light vigil, Irwin Nack, Associate Professor of History at William Paterson University (retired) and past president of the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Local Union 1796, AFL-CIO, will offer a presentation and lead a discussion, “The Labor Policies of the Obama Administration & the Roosevelt New Deal.” Playwright and actor, Karen Carson follows with a presentation of “Eating the Bear: Snapshots of the New Normal,” a reading of monologues about coping with job loss with a post-play audience discussion.

April 27: New Brunswick, New Jersey , 1 pm

Workers Memorial Day Rally and March

New Labor and the New Jersey Work Environmental Council sponsor. “Respect for health and safety is respect for workers.”

April 28: Hauppauge, New York, 7 pm

Long Island Workers Memorial Day

The Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union & United Food and Commercial Workers Local 338 honors the Long Island Workers who have died as a result of workplace injury or illness.

April 28: New York, New York, 2 pm

Workers Memorial Day Mass

April 28th is Workers’ Memorial Day and in light of the terrible tragedy of March 15th in the East Side of Manhattan, members both from construction workers unions and construction company management have come together to sponsor a special Construction Workers’ Memorial Mass on that same day.

April 26: Saratoga Springs, New York, 4 pm

Worker’s Memorial Day

Please join the Capital District Area Labor Federation (CDALF) & the NorthEast New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH), with affiliated Unions & community partners as we come together in observance of Workers Memorial Day.

April 25: Syracuse, New York, 8 am

Workers Memorial Day Unity Breakfast

Central New York Area Labor Federation hosts a breakfast and commemoration ceremony, with Keynote speech “Abandoned and Broken: Temporary Workers in an Age of Unregulated Capital.”

April 28: Syracuse, New York, 9:30 am

Workers Memorial Day Press Conference

The Occupational Health Clinical Center of Central New York will release a report focused on interviews with 275 low-wage workers about their working conditions in Syracuse. At 6712 Brooklawn Parkway,Suite 204. Contact Pat Rector, [email protected], for more information.

April 29: White Plains, New York, 5 pm

Workers Memorial Day Event

The Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body hosts a vigil and reception.

April 28: Bismarck, North Dakota, 6 pm

Workers Memorial Day Program

Sponsored by the Missouri Slope Central Labor Council. Observance and light meal.

April 28: Evendale, Ohio, 5:30 pm

Workers’ Memorial Ceremony of Tributes and Song

Sponsored by UAW and Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council. Guest speaker Tim Burga, President of the Ohio AFL-CIO.

April 26: Wynnewood, Oklahoma, 12 pm

Oklahoma Worker’s Remembrance Day Fundraiser

Music, food, and activities for the entire family. A fundraiser for United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities.

April 28: Portland, Oregon, 7 pm

Workers Memorial Day Event

Speakers will include Brett Roesch, Oregon Military Funeral Honors and Michael Wood, Administrator, Oregon OSHA. Hosted by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council AFL-CIO.

April 28: Salem, Oregon, 12 pm

Workers Memorial Day

Sponsored by Oregon AFL-CIO. Featuring remarks from elected officials, union leaders, and safety and health advocates.

April 27: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1 pm

Workers Memorial Day Ceremony

The Lehigh Valley Labor Council holds their annual ceremony.

April 25: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 am

Workers Memorial Day

The Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health hosts a breakfast at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, followed by procession to the Great Plaza’s Penn’s Landing for a memorial.

April 28: Chattanooga, Tennessee, 5:30 pm

Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day provides an opportunity to remember workers who lost their lives in the workplace.

April 26: Knoxville, Tennessee, 1 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony

A ceremony to remember and honor workers who lost thier lives in the workplaces of Tennessee. The Knox Area Workers Memorial Day Committee will release a report on occupational health and safety in Tennessee during the past two year period. The event will be held in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street. For more info: [email protected].

April 28: Nashville, Tennessee, 6 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day

The Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, AFL-CIO, hosts.

April 28: Houston, Texas, 6 pm

Worker’s Memorial Day Vigil

Join the Fe Y Justicia Worker Center, the United Steelworkers Tony Mazzocchi Center, OSHA, and the Communications Workers of America.

April 25: Seattle, Washington, 11:30 am

Workers Memorial Day Ceremony and Procession

The University of Washington hosts this event to honor those who have died from on-the-job injuries and illnesses, including the 64 workers who died in the state of Washington in 2013.

April 29: Tumwater, Washington, 2 pm

Workers Memorial Day Ceremony

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries hosts a Worker Memorial Day ceremony each spring to honor those who have died in the previous year from job-related injuries or illnesses.

April 28: Wheeling, West Virginia, 6 pm

Workers Memorial Day Program

The West Virginia AFL-CIO hosts speakers to commemorate workers who died on the job in the past year.

April 28: La Crosse, Wisconsin, 5:30 pm

Workers Memorial Day Event

Speakers will include Sen. Tammy Baldwin, State Sen. Jennifer Shilling, La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat and La Crosse Councilperson Francis Fromanek. An award will be presented to Sen. Shilling for her service to the labor movement and to Workers Memorial Day.

April 28: Madison, Wisconsin, 10 am

Workers Memorial Day

The South Central Federation of Labor sponsors a commemoration of workers who have died on the job.

April 28: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5 pm

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony and Fundraiser

The Milwaukee Area Labor Council and WisCOSH host speakkers at Zeidler Union Square Park, followed by a fundraiser dinner at the American Postal Workers Union Hall.

April 28: Cheyenne, Wyoming, 10 am

Workers Memorial Day Event

The Wyoming State AFL-CIO, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Wyoming Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, the Spence Association for Employee Rights and other worker advocates will remember fellow Wyoming residents killed on the job at the third annual commemoration of Workers Memorial Day. The event will feature speakers and will coincide with a WyCOSH report on worker fatalities and injuries in Wyoming.

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