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Workers’ Memorial Week Events 2018

Events listed alphabetically by state.

 California ●  Connecticut ● DC ● Florida ● Georgia ● Idaho ● Illinois  â— Indiana ● Iowa ● Maine  â— Maryland ●  Massachusetts ● Michigan ●  Minnesota ● Michigan ● Montana ●  Nebraska ● New Hampshire  â— New Jersey ●  New York ● North Carolina ● North Dakota ● South Dakota ● Ohio ● Oklahoma ● Oregon ● Pennsylvania ● Tennessee ● Texas ● Vermont ● Washington ● West Virginia ● Wisconsin

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Los Angeles, California. April 25, 8:30 am, south steps of LA City Hall, 200 North Spring St.

The UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program hosts this press conference and action to remember workers who have been injured and killed on the job and renew the fight to strengthen health & safety protections. RSVP and find out more here. This event is organized alongside IDEPSCA, LA County Federation of Labor, LAANE, UCLA-LOSH, Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC), and the Our People Our Port coalition.

Oakland, California. April 27, 12 pm, Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St.

Join Worksafe and the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) as they gather to observe Workers Memorial Day 2018. The event will highlight the issue of workplace violence – the second leading cause of death among California workers – and lift up current efforts to keep all workers safe. Lunch will be served, please arrive at 11:45 to fix your plate! Worksafe will also be sharing information from their annual report, Dying at Work in California. The event is free but space is limited. More info is available here. Please register to reserve your space for this event here.

Sacramento, California. April 26, 11 am, West steps, California State Capitol, 10th and L Streets

Join the California Department of Transportation for its annual statewide Fallen Workers Memorial. This ceremony will be held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week. Attendance at this ceremony, or your local Workers Memorial, can satisfy the two-hour requirement for Safety Awareness Week participation. This observance also highlights safety awareness for employees in work zones, as well as the motoring public. See more info here.

San Diego, California. April 27, 11 am, University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 3900 Cleveland Ave.

Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County is hosting a Worker’s Memorial Day Service to honor workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit themselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. Find out more about this free event and RSVP here.

San Francisco, California. April 29, 7 am, ILWU Local 34 800 2nd St.

Join the Injured Workers National Network and San Francisco Labor Council for the 2018 Workers Memorial Day Meeting. Wells Fargo OSHA whistleblower Yesenia Guitron wil speak. See their resolution here. Find out more on the IWNN Facebook page.

Ukia, California. April 28, 3 pm, Community Foundation of Mendocino County, 204 South Oak St.

The North Bay Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO sponsors this Workers’ Memorial ceremony at The  Community Foundation, honoring the memory of workers lost or gravely injured in Mendocino County over the past year. Find more info here or contact The Community Foundation at 707-462-6570.


Groton, Connecticut. April 28, 8 am. Washington Park.  

Come to the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony, sponsored by  Southeastern Connecticut Chapter, AFL-CIO and  AFL-CIO Community Services. For more information call  AFL-CIO Community Services at 860-464-6012 or visit the event page.  

Hartford, Connecticut. April 28, 12 pm.  Workers’ Memorial in Bushnell Park, 57 Trinity St

Connecticut AFL-CIO hosts a gathering at the Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park. Find out more here.


Washington, DC, April 27

On April 27, Public Citizen will submit a sign-on letter to the Department of Labor in Honor of Workers Memorial Week and the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Memphis sanitation workers Robert Walker and Echol Cole, as well as Dr. King. The letter calls for the DOL and OSHA to support stronger workplace health and safety measures. You can sign the letter here.


Riviera Beach, Florida. April 28, 12 pm, Riveria Beach Marina, Newcomb Hall E., 200 E. 13th St.

The Palm Beach and Treasure Coast affiliated unions, United Way of Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach Fire Rescue Honor Guard will gather to commemorate those who have lost their lives due to workplace injury or illness. There will be a presentation of colors and the pledge of allegiance with the Riviera Beach Fire Rescue Honor Guard. There will be a prayer and public remarks by family and friends touched by tragedy. Speakers to include John Gall, President IAMAW local 971; Pat Emmert, President of the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO; Dave Aronberg, State Attorney; Sean Mitchell, Business Manager Ironworkers local 402; and Vergie Bain, OSHA. There will be buffet hors d’oeuvres and time to mingle. See more and RSVP here.


Atlanta, Georgia. April 28, 2 pm, CWA Local 3204, 279 Logan St. SE

Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council hosts. See the event page for more details.


Pocatello, Idaho. April 28, 12 pm, Upper Ross Park Pavillion, 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs.

The Workers Memorial Day Picnic is hosted by the Pocatello Central Labor Council and the Idaho AFL-CIO at the Upper Ross Park Pavilion. See more details here.


Alton, Illinois. April 28, 2 pm, Workers Memorial Statue, Gordon F. Moore Community Park, Highway 140 and Park Rd.

The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO are hosting their annual Workers’ Memorial Day services. For more info, contact Mike Fultz (618) 409-4314 or Dean Webb at 618-259-8558.

Bloomington, Illinois. April 27, 6 am, Bloomington’s White Oak Park, off Cottage Ave.

The Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service will include a reading of the names of 200 local workers who have lost their lives on the job. Call 309-208-1120 for more details.

Champaign, Illinois. April 28, 9 am, Dodds Park, 1501 N. Mattis Ave.

The Champaign County AFL-CIO and the East Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades will host a memorial event at the Champaign County Worker Memorial site in Dodds Park. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM and will honor Russell L. Chism, IAFF Local 1147 (Urbana) member and John O. Marxmiller, whose names have been recently added to the memorial, will feature a keynote address and a memorial wreath presentation. Various union, community and political leaders will be in attendance. RSVP here.

Decatur, Illinois. April 27, 5:30 pm, northwest corner of the Macon County Courthouse lawn, 253 West Wood St.

The Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service takes place in downtown Decatur. The service will include a reading of the names of those who have died on the job. Contact Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923 or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013 for more info.

Joliet, Illinois. April 27, IBEW 176 Banquet Hall, 1100 NE Frontage Rd.

Will and Grundy Counties Trades and Labor Council host their annual Workers’ Memorial Day Dinner. Tickets are $90. Contact Charlie Hanus at 815-744-2886 for more info.

Mt. Olive, Illinois. April 28, 11 am, Union Miners’ Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL and 215 E. Main St.

Celebrated labor leader and United Mine Workers of America’s international President Cecil Roberts, will lay wreaths at the grave sites of Mother Jones, UMWA hero John Banovic and WWI soldier Sam Yurkovich, then speak at the Mother Jones Museum. At 11:30 am,  Cecil Roberts will speak at the Mother Jones Museum. Following that will be a tour of the musem. At noon, there will be a miner’s lunch, labor music, and speakers including Mayor John Skertich, UMWA President Cecil Roberts, Illinois Senator Andy Manar, IL AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Tim Drea, IATSE Business Rep Gordon Hayman, Madison County Clerk of the Circuit Clerk Mark von Nida, Mother Jones and General Bradley. Music provided by Wildflower Conspiracy. Click here for a copy of the invitation. Event is free and open to the public. hosted by Friends of the Mother Jones Museum and the City of Mt. Olive. For additional details, contact Joann Condellone at [email protected] or phone 618-659-8759; James Goltz at [email protected] or phone 618-585-4400; or call Mt. Olive City Hall at 217-999-4261.

Peoria, Illinois. April 30, 5 pm. Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson St.

Join the Labor Council of West Central Illinois for a Workers’ Memorial Service. Gather at the Peoria Labor Temple at 5:00 PM and walk to the Workers’ Memorial Monument at City Hall, 419 Fulton Street. There will be a brief memorial service to honor fallen brothers and sisters who have died or have been seriously injured as a result of workplace accidents. For more info, contact Mike Everett at 309-645-4901.

Rockford, Illinois. April 28, 5 pm, Workers’ Memorial Tablets behind the E.J. ” Zeke” Giorgi Building, 200 South Wyman St.

The Rockford United Labor Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Workers’ Memorial Tablets. For more information, contact Bill Corey, 815-968-1411.

Springfield, Illinois. April 28, 11 am, Hall of Flags in the Howlett Building, 501 S. Second St.

Join the Springfield & Central Illinois Trades & Labor Council for their Workers Memorial Day event. Following the speaker, they will go to the Illinois Workers Memorial Statue to place roses and then return to the Hall of Flags for a reception.


Indianapolis, Indiana. April 27, 11 am, Indiana Statehouse, 200 E Washington St.

Please join the Indiana State AFL-CIO and affiliates on April 27th as they remember and honor the 178 Hoosier workers who died on the job in 2017. RSVP here and view more info here.  

Lafayette, Indiana. April 27, 5:15 pm, UAW Local #2317, 3107 Olympia Dr.

The Lafayette Chapter of the Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO is hosting a Workers Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil. The event will cover the lack of funding for workers safety. It will remember those workers who have either been injured or killed on the job. The program will close with a candlelight vigil of remembrance. Registration is not required this event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. RSVP here.

South Bend, Indiana. April 27, 4 pm, South Bend Howard Park, 500-600 E Jefferson Blvd.

The North Central Indiana AFL-CIO Council sponsors this observance. See more details and RSVP here.


Bettendorf, Iowa. April 28, 11 am, USW Local 105 Union Hall. 880 Devils Glen Rd.

Doors open at 11 am for this event. Contact Brad Greve here: 563-343-7652 or by email: [email protected] for more info.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. April 28, 5 pm, IAM 831 Hall, 222 Prospect Place SW.

This event features speakers including Iowa Senator Rob Hogg and Paul Iversen of the University of Iowa Labor Center. For more information contact Jay Larson: [email protected] or 319-431-0184.

Clinton, Iowa. April 28, 1 pm, Riverfront Park, Riverview Dr.

Join Clinton Labor Congress for their annual Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony. All local unions, community members and allies are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Contact Bob Krajnovich by phone: 563-242-4298 for more info on this event.

Council Bluffs, Iowa. April 28, 6 pm, Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St.

Contact Scott Punteney, at: 402-657-1007 or: [email protected] for more info on this event.

Des Moines, Iowa. April 28, 11 am, West Terrace Lawn, State Capitol, 1007 East Grand Ave.

This Workers’ Memorial event will feature speakers and a salute. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Wallace Building Auditorium 502 E. 9th St. The family and friends of the deceased have been invited to this annual ceremony. Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro will be joined by Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Director Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development, President Mark Cooper, South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and President Ken Sagar, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Also, state and local public officials, representatives from various labor organizations, and the public will be in attendance to honor those that have lost their lives. Learn more here. You can also contact Mark Cooper by email  [email protected] or phone: 515-265-1862.

Dubuque Iowa. April 28, 5:30 pm, Union Labor Temple, 1610 Garfield Ave.

The Dubuque Workers’ Memorial event will include a color guard, fife and drums and speakers: Ken Sagar, Abby Finkenauer and Roy Buol. For more information, contact [email protected] or Tom Townsend at 563-543-4708 or tom@[email protected].

Keokuk, Iowa. April 26th, 5:30 pm, Keokuk Labor Temple, 301 Blondeau St.

The Lee County Labor Council hosts this event. Contact Penny Logsdon at: 319-520-8742 or Jeff Kurtz at [email protected] for more details.

Iowa City, Iowa. April 26, 12:30 pm, Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, 123 S Linn St.

Join the Iowa City Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO), University of Iowa Labor Center, and Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa for a ceremony to remember Iowa workers who died on the job last year. There will be a reading of the names of each worker who lost his or her life on the job in the previous year. Speakers will include local workers, labor leaders, clergy, and health, and safety advocates. See more details here.

Iowa City, Iowa. April 28, 12:15 pm, Ped Mall, Fountain Plaza, 201 Dubuque St.

Rain location for this Workers’ Memorial event is Congregational United Church of Christ, 30 N Clinton St. For more information, contact Greg Hearns at [email protected].

Sioux City, Iowa. April 28, 6 pm UFCW #222 Hall, 3038 S Lakeport St.

Contact North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters’ Erne Colt, by phone: 712-223-9423 or email: [email protected] for more info on this event.

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

Speakers for this event include Iowa Senator Bill Dotzler and others. Contact Jerry Hageman for more information at [email protected] or 319-230-3757.


Augusta, Maine. April 27, 8 am, UA Local 716, Plumbers & Pipefitters, 21 Gabriel Dr.

Join Maine Labor Group on Health for a free Workers’ Memorial Day Breakfast to honor and remember those who didn’t make it home from work in 2017. No charge. All are welcome. RSVP to [email protected]. See more info here.


Hollywood, Maryland. April 30, 11 am, Lighthouse Monument, Winpisinger Center, 24494 Placid Harbor Way.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will gather at the Winpisinger Center to observe Workers’ Memorial Day and remember those who have suffered and died on the job. We will also commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future. They will toll a bell in honor of each of their lost members whose lives were ended due to occupational injuries or illnesses and give special recognition to those who have advocated for our members. In remembrance of those who lost their lives, they will hold a short service at the Lighthouse Monument in the Winpisinger Center’s Workers’ Memorial Park. Find out more here.


Boston, Massachusetts. April 27, 12 pm, In front of the State House, 24 Beacon St.

MassCOSH is hosting a Workers’ Memorial Day Commemoration, in which they will honor workers who were killed, injured or suffered from illness on the job and press for strong workplace health and safety protections for all workers. Families are encouraged to bring enlarged photos of their loved one or send a photo to MassCOSH and they will enlarge it. MassCOSH will also be releasing their Annual “Dying for Work in Massachusetts” 2017/2018 Report. Find out more here. Co-hosted by the Greater Boston Labor Council, Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative, Community Labor United, MA Jobs with Justice & MA AFL-CIO. Contact Jeff Newton at (617)825-7233 x14 or [email protected] for more info or rain location.


Ishpeming, Michigan. April 28, 3:30 pm, Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St.

Join the U.P. Regional Labor Federation & Marquette Alger Community Labor Council for their annual Workers’ Memorial Day. There will be refreshments and light snacks. Open to the public, all are welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required. See the event page for more details or for more info/to RSVP, please contact Field Coordinator, Katie at u[email protected] or 906-282-1390.


Apple Valley, Minnesota. April 28, 10 am, Lebanon Cemetery, 5450 150th St W.

Join the Dakota County Labor Assembly in paying tribute to fallen and injured workers on Workers Memorial Day. This ceremony takes place at the Monument to Fallen Workers, off County Road 42 and Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley’s Lebanon Cemetery. For more information, contact Vicki Beebe at [email protected], or 651-222-3787. Find more details here.

Duluth, Minnesota. April 23, 7 am, Wellstone Hall-Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Rd.

Pancake Breakfast served from 7am-9am. The Workers Memorial Day tree planting ceremony will take place  
outside on the grounds of the Duluth Labor Temple at 9:15am. This is a free event. All are welcome. View more details here.

Mankato, Minnesota. April 26, 12 pm, Mankato Energy Center Expansion Project, 1 Fazio Ln.

The Mankato-Valley Building and Construction Trades Council and Southeast Area Labor Council invites you to their “Workers Memorial” luncheon. They are hosting this event to remember those that lost their lives on the job and to bring awareness of jobsite safety. The luncheon and program will be held in the workers parking lot under the tent right next to Affordable Towing. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm with a short program to follow. View more details here.

Rochester, Minnesota. April 26, 8:30 am, MnDOT, 2900 48th Street NW

View the event details for the Rochester Workers Memorial Day Observance here.

Saint Paul, Minnesota. April 27, 11:30 am, Minnesota Workers Memorial, Cedar St.

Details for this State Capitol Workers Memorial Day Observance can be found here.


Butte, Montana. April 27, 11 am, Kelley Steward Room in the basement of the Student Union Building, 1300 W. Park Street.

Montana Tech will host a Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 event which will be commemorated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Billings Area Office and supported by the Big Sky Chapter of ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) to remember those who have died on the job in Montana in the past 3 years. Ross Yeager with OSHA and Jamey Wheeler with the Big Sky Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers will be speaking on the campus of Montana Tech to honor the workers who have died on the job and will read the names of individuals who have lost their lives in the workplace in Montana over the past 3 years. All are welcome to attend.


Lincoln, Nebraska. April 28, 7 pm, Nebraska State Capitol North Side, 1445 K St.

For this Nebraska 9th Annual Workers’ Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil, they will observe Workers Memorial Day this year to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. For more info, contact  Tonya Ford at [email protected]. RSVP here.  


Concord, New Hampshire. April 26, 12 pm, New Hampshire State House, 107 Main St.

NH COSH will host a vigil for workers and friends at noon in front of the State House. We are calling for policies that recognize that all workers are valuable and important to commerce, the economy and civic life. We believe that the right to a safe workplace is fundamental and that organizations that respect the worth and dignity of their employees are the cornerstone of a good economy. View more details here and RSVP here.

Hookset, New Hampshire. April 24, 5:30 pm, Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 161 Londonderry Turnpike.

Join New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health at our annual event to honor New Hampshire workers who were killed on the job in 2017. They will be adding those lost to our perpetual plaque. View more details here.


New Brunswick, New Jersey. April 22, 1 pm, Anshe Emeth, 222 Livingston Ave.

New Jersey Work Environment Council, Jersey Renews, New Labor, and others host a march and rally on Earth Day. View more details here.


Cheektowaga, New York. April 25, 11:30 am, Wendt Manufacturing, 2555 Walden Ave.

On Workers’ Memorial Day, join Went workers as they honor those workers who have lost their lives while on the job, and fight for those who are still working in dangerous conditions. The event includes a rally to tell Wendt to treat their workers fairly and settle a fair contract! View more details here.

Johnson City, New York. April 28, 7 pm, Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church, 308 Main St.

Come to a concert for Workers Memorial Day, honoring workers killed on the job, with Union recording artists George Mann and musical Duo Magpie. Sponsored by; CNY ALF and Broome Tioga Labor Federation, Occupational Health Clinical Center of the Southern Tier, and Mid-State Council on Occupational Safety and Health. Free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. RSVP here and view more info here.

Liverpool, New York. April 28, 8 am, Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave.

Join the Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO for a Workers’ Memorial Day program, featuring several presentations about occupational health hazards facing workers in Central New York, including asbestosis and other respiratory illness suffered by workers renovating buildings in downtown Syracuse and threats to farmworker health and safety. There will also be a Unity Breakfast, which requires a ticket. RSVP by emailing [email protected]. See more info here and here. Also hosted by Occupational Health Clinical Centers and the Greater Syracuse Labor Council.

New York, New York. Steps of City Hall, Broadway and Murray St.

Join NYCOSH, the New York City Central Labor Council, and other labor partners as they gather to commemorate workers who have lost their lives on the job. View more details and RSVP here.

Seneca Falls, New York. April 30, 12 pm, People’s Park, 15 Water St.

The Safety and Health Committee of CSEA Central Region 5 will hold their 9th annual Workers Memorial Day observance and Living Memorial Dedication at People’s Park. Union members are encouraged to join us to remember those workers killed or injured on the job. See more info here.


Raleigh, North Carolina. April 27, 10 am, North Carolina State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton S.

The NC State AFL-CIO, NC Justice Center, NC Council of Churches, Fight for $15, Student Action with Farmworkers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, NC A. Philip Randolph Institute, Action NC, and other organizations are hosting a press conference and solemn memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 174 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2016 – and will call for the state Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities. Please wear black to honor the dead. View more details here or contact   [email protected] / 919-833-6678.


Fargo, North Dakota. April 25, 6 pm, Fargo-Moorhead Labor Temple, 3002 1st Ave N.

Join the  Northern Plains United Labor Council as they observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. Musical artist Amanda StandAlone will be gracing your ears that evening and a light meal will be served following the program. All are encouraged to attend. View more details here.


Akron, Ohio. April 27, 11 am, ICWUC (UFCW), 1655 W. Market St.

The event includes the placing of a wreath at the ICWUC Workers Memorial. Speakers from OSHA Cleveland area office include, Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, City of Akron, Tri County AFL-CIO, Summit Country. For more info, contact Darrell Hornback by phone: 513-521-8247 or e-mail: [email protected]. Participating unions are ICWUC, UFCW, USW. See more here.

Athens, Ohio. April 27, 12 pm, Lucky’s Sports Tavern, 11 N Court St.

Join the Southeastern Ohio Labor Council for a Workers Memorial Day event.

Bellaire, Ohio. April 27, 6 pm, Bellaire City Park, Guernsey and Belmont St.

The Upper Ohio Valley Labor Council will be hosting a Workers Memorial Dedication before their Labor Council meeting. The Dedication will be at 6pm in the Bellaire City Park. Find out more here.

Canton, Ohio. April 27, 1 pm, USW Golden Lodge Local Union 1123, 1234 Harrison Ave SW.

This Canton Workers Memorial Day takes place at the Golden Lodge. More detail here.

Cincinnati, Ohio. April 27, 5:30 pm, UAW Local 647, 10020 Reading Rd.

The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Annual Workers Memorial Day event will take place in Evandale at the UAW Local 647 Hall. This event is free and open to the public, it honors workers who lost their lives on the job in this past year. If you’ve never attended its worth it, it’s always a touching ceremony. A meal is served once the ceremony has concluded. View more details here.

Cleveland, Ohio. April 28, 1:45 pm, Gateway Plaza (between Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena), 2301 Ontario St.

Join the Cleveland AFL-CIO for this Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony. Following the ceremony at 3 pm, there will be a Workers’ Memorial Day Parade around Progressive Field. At 4 pm, will be the first pitch, followed by a baseball game with the Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners. For more info, contact Dan O’Malley at [email protected]. More details available here.

Columbus, Ohio. May 5, 11 am, Workers Memorial, 25 Marconi Blvd.

Join the Central Ohio Labor Council as they remember those who have suffered and lost their lives on the job, and continue their fight for safe jobs and workplaces for all workers. They will be holding a special dedication at this year’s observance in honor of their Steelworker brother, Billy Boyce. View more details here.

Lima, Ohio. April 24, 6 pm, IBEW Hall, 1975 N W St.

Light refreshments will be served, followed by dinner at 6:30pm, The program begins at 7pm. Carol Braden-Clarke, President of United Way of Greater Lima, will give a presentation on the recently completed ALICE study for Allen County. $15 per person. Please RSVP by Thursday April 19 to Diana Diller 419.302.4395 or [email protected]. More details here.

Mansfield, Ohio. April 28, 2 pm, Mansfield Public Square, Park Ave East and Main St.

Join the Mid Ohio Labor Council’s Workers Memorial Day Event. More info here.


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. April 26, 11 am, Oklahoma State Capitol, 2nd Fl. Rotunda, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd.

The event will featured a candlight vigil and Labor Commissioner Melissa Houston and rea Director of the Oklahoma OSHA Area Office David Bates will speak. Sponsored by OSHA, The Oklahoma American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Oklahoma Safety Council, ASSP, Oklahoma Building and Construction Trades Council, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), OPEA, and Kids’ Chance of Oklahoma. Find out more here.


Salem, Oregon. April 27, 12 pm, Oregon State Capitol Mall, 350 Winter Street NE.

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. Activities starting at noon will feature remarks from elected officials, union leaders and safety and health advocates. The memorial service will include a reading of the names of Oregon workers that suffered fatalities on the job and Oregonians killed in military service to their country in 2017. See more details here.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 27, 8:30 am, Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd.

PhilaPOSH hosts a breakfast program and memorial service. Many unionists and community and health and safety activists will join. Breakfast starts at 8:30 am and Program begins at 9:15 am. Speakers to be announced. At 10:45 am, there will be a procession to the Great Plaza Penn’s Landing, followed by a prayer offering and memorial remarks from family members. Accompaniment by Brian Wydlitz on the bagpipes, playing “Amazing Grace.” RSVP and find out more info here.


Sioux Falls, South Dakota. April 25, 10 am, Sertoma Park Pavilion, 4300 S. Oxbow Ave.

This Workers’ Memorial Day event will feature the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Police Departments Honor Guard, Brandon Police Chief David Kull playing bagpipes, a moment of silence for each of the fallen workers being honored and a call to action for those in attendance to recognize that we” re not done making our workplaces safe yet. Sponsored by the Region VIII Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, Safety Solutions, South Dakota Safety Council, Associated General Contractors of South Dakota, Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, South Dakota Trucking Association, RAS, and the City of Sioux Falls. View more info here. If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact Lori Kiesow at 605-339-3874 at least 72 hours before the event.


Memphis, Tennessee. April 28, 6:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 200 Poplar Ave.

Workers Interfaith Network is hosting a prayer vigil to honor those lost over the last year. They will gather for a brief vigil at 6:30pm on Saturday April 28 in front of First Baptist Church. See more here or contact  [email protected] for more details.


Balch Springs, Texas. April 26, 11 am, Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas, 11509 Seagoville Rd.

In honor and remembrance of all construction workers who have lost their lives at job sites, the  Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas will host “Construction Workers’ Memorial Month”, a series of Safety Training courses throughout the month of April. On April 2, they will host a special event that includes a ceremony reading of the names of workers who lost their lives in 2017 and a moment of silence at the Construction Workers Memorial Cross at the HCAT Facility. RSVP here or email [email protected].

Houston, Texas, April 24, Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St.

Join Fe y Justica Worker Center, Greater Houston AFL-CIO, LiUNA and the Worker Defense Project for a Day of Action, which includes a reading of fallen workers’ names. See more here.

Houston, Texas. April 28, Seafarers International Union, 625 N York St.

Fe y Justica Worker Center, Greater Houston AFL-CIO, LiUNA and the Worker Defense Project host a Workers’ Memorial Vigil and dinner. Open to the public. For more info, email [email protected] or visit the event page here.


Barre, Vermont. April 28, 5 pm, Old Socialist Labor Party Hall, 46 Granite St.

This May Day celebration includes a tribute to Workers’ Memorial Day. Contact Ruth Ruttenberg at [email protected] or see the event page for more info.


Everett, Washington. April 25, 5 pm, Snohomish County Courthouse Courtyard, 300 Rockefeller Ave.

The Snohomish County Labor Council hosts this Workers Memorial Day Observance, which includes the laying of a wreath, invocation, proclamations and a reading of names. The guest Speaker is Jeff Johnson-WSLC. Participating unions: IBT, LIUNA, SPEEA, IAM, AFSCME. For more info, contact Leonard Kelly/Charlotte Muny by phone: 425-259-7922 or e-mail: [email protected]. See the event page for more info.

Lakewood, Washington. April 27, 11 am, Western State Hospital, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd.

Please join the Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the Washington Federation of State Employees, Local 793 as they observe Worker Memorial Day. A complimentary BBQ will be served and the program will begin at 12 noon. WFSE has invited all union members to join them. This is an outside event so please dress accordingly. Find out more here or contact Patty Rose at 253-219-6955.

Seattle, Washington. April 25, 11:30 am, Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum Room, 4001 E Stevens Way NE.

Please join the University of Washington on Worker Memorial Day to honor those who have died in 2017 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. This special ceremony will raise awareness about how to strengthen your commitment to make jobs safer and save lives in Washington State. This year’s speakers will focus on the safety and health implications of sexual harassment and gender disparities in the workplace. Speakers include Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the ML King County Labor Council and Alice Lockridge, Washington Women in Trades. See more details here or contact Nancy Simcox at [email protected].

Tumwater, Washington. April 26, 2 pm, L&I Headquarters Building Auditorium and Memorial Garden, 7273 Linderson Way SW.

More than 60 fallen Washington workers will be remembered by their families and friends and honored by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) at an April 26 memorial ceremony in Tumwater. Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to speak at the ceremony. Families and friends of fallen workers and the public are invited. Find out more here.


Williamstown, West Virginia. April 28, time TBA, Fallen Highway Worker Memorial at Wilhamstown Welcome Center, 1325 Highland Ave.

Program will include guest speakers, a reading of names and ringing of a bell for the WV men and women who lost their lives. Unions participating: All affiliated unions, Central Labor Councils, families of fallen workers. For more info, contact Dena Fields at 304-344-3557 or by e-mail: [email protected]. More details here.


Madison, Wisconsin. April 27, 8 am, Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 East Gorham St.

Reserve your seat for Workers Justice Wisconsin’s 18th Annual Faith-Labor Breakfast! The event includes a panel discussion, featuring local historian Sergio González, author of Mexicans in Wisconsin. Acommunity Workers’ Memorial Day observance and press conference will follow the program. All proceeds benefit worker rights. $30 includes a continental breakfast, $50 includes breakfast and one year membership in Worker Justice Wisconsin. Reserve your sear here.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 28, 11 am, Zeidler Union Square, 4th and Michigan Streets

Join the Milwaukee Area Labor Council at their ceremony commemorating Workers Memorial Day where they remember those who lost their lives on the job in the past year. Memorial Service will included Mayor Tom Barrett, DA John Chisholm, and representative from Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s office. Organized in conjunction with WisCosh. See more details here.

Rhinelander, Wisconsin. April 26, 5:30 pm. Pioneer Park, Oneida Avenue Entrance

Northern Wisconsin Center for Working People and Northwoods Labor Solidarity hosts this Workers’ Memorial Day Service. Bells will be rung for each worker and their families. See the bottom of this webpage for more details. Contact 715-360-6732 or by email: [email protected] for more info.

Wausau, Wisconsin. April 28, 5:30 pm, Former Wausau V.F.W., 388 River Dr.

The Marathon County Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Workers’ Memorial Site next to the old Wausau V.F.W. See more details here (Alternative site, in case of rain or snow, is the Wausau Labor Temple: 318 South 3rd Ave., Wausau WI 54401)