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Workers Memorial Day: Wisconsin Observances

25 Apr, 2022
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A safe job is a fundamental right. On April 28th, the labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day to remember workers injured or killed on the job and to organize and strengthen the fight for safe workplaces.

We come together at Workers Memorial Day observances in Wisconsin to call for action on workplace hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness, and death. We stand united to strengthen workers’ rights and protections, and demand resources and actions needed for job safety enforcement. We fight for the fundamental right of every worker to a safe job until that promise is fulfilled. We organize for safe jobs now.

Please join the Wisconsin labor movement in observing Workers Memorial Day on April 28:

Milwaukee Area Labor Council Workers Memorial Day5:30 pm, Thursday, April 28Zeidler Union Square Park Milwaukee301 W. Michigan Street MilwaukeeSouth Central Federation of Labor Workers Memorial DayWorkers Memorial Day Commemoration and Press Conference11:00 am, Thursday, April 28Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St UNIT 106, Madison, WI 537156th Annual Construction Workers’ MemorialThursday, April 283:30 p.m. Hard Hat Processional line-up begins from the Monona Terrace4:00 p.m. Construction Workers’ Memorial Service, St. Patrick’s Church, 404 E. Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703Greater West Central Area Labor Council Workers Memorial Day EventThursday, April 28Social Hour: 4:30pm-5:30pm / Brief Program: 5:30pm / Provided Dinner to FollowEau Claire Labor Temple2233 Birch Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703Western Wisconsin Central Labor Council’s Workers Memorial Day Event5:00 pm, Thursday, April 28Green Island Park2312 7th Street South, La Crosse, WIMarathon County Workers Memorial Day Observance5:00 pm, Thursday, April 28Workers Memorial Site, 388 River Dr. Wausau, WI 54401*In case of inclement weather alternative site of observance is Wausau Labor Temple, 318 South 3rd Ave.

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injury or illness because of our jobs. Far too many workers die from preventable hazards and many more workers become ill from exposure to toxic chemicals at work.

This April 28, we reflect on the courageous actions of working people to fight for safer working conditions and focus on the need to organize for safe jobs for all of America’s workers.

As union workers, we will continue the fight for stronger protections for all workers in their workplaces and for stronger laws that hold employers accountable when they do not keep workers safe.

Please join us on April 28 for Workers Memorial Day observances in your area.