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Workers Memorial Day: Honor Workers Killed on the Job

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On April 28, Wisconsin workers will join together with communities across the globe to pay tribute to workers killed on the job. In cities, towns, union halls, at worksites and memorials, in community after community, workers will commemorate those we lost and press forward for stronger protections for safer workplaces.

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Many job hazards are unregulated and uncontrolled. Some employers cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Workers who report job hazards or job injuries are often fired or disciplined.

The unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to stand united against the attacks on workers’ rights and protections and demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests. We want good jobs that are safe and healthy and pay fair wages. We will defend the right of every worker to a safe job and fight until that promise is fulfilled.

Wisconsin workers are joining together on April 26, 27, and April 28 to “pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living,” as we raise our voices as one for safe jobs and worker protections.

Join us across Wisconsin as we pay our respects to our brothers and sisters who never came home from work.


Eau Claire

Workers Memorial Day Observance Event and Lunch

Saturday, April 28

11:00 a.m.

social time 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. | brief program 12:35 pm followed by lunch

Labor Temple, 2233 Birch Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703


La Crosse

Workers Memorial Day Observance Event

Saturday, April 28

1:30 p.m.

Green Island Park, 2312 7th Street South, La Crosse, WI



Construction Workers’ Memorial Service and Procession

Thursday, April 26

3:00 p.m. Hard Hat Processional begins from Monona Terrace

4:00 p.m. Memorial Service, St. Patrick’s Church 404 E. Main St.


Worker Justice Wisconsin Faith-Labor Breakfast

Friday, April 27

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Christ Presbyterian Church

944 East Gorham St. in Madison

Ticket information and RSVP:


SCFL's Workers' Memorial Day Observance and Press Conference

Friday, April 27

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Christ Presbyterian Church 944 East Gorham St. Madison



MALC’s Workers Memorial Day Ceremony

Saturday, April 28

11:00 a.m.

Zeidler Union Square Park, 4th & Michigan



Workers' Memorial Day Observance in Rhinelander

Thursday, April 26

5:30-6:00 p.m.

Pioneer Park, Oneida Avenue Entrance, Rhinelander, WI 54501



Workers' Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, April 28

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Workers' Memorial Site (next to the old Wausau V.F.W)

388 River Drive Wausau, WI 54403

*In case of rain or snow, alternative site is the Wausau Labor Temple: 318 South 3rd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401