Honoring Workers Killed on the Job

Every April 28, in cities, towns, union halls, at worksites and memorials, and in community after community—union members gather to remember our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives at work.

Each year on Workers Memorial Day, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and renew our struggle for safe workplaces. 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 come together to call for action on hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness and death. We will stand united against the ongoing attacks on workers’ rights and protections, and demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests. We will fight for the right of every worker to a safe job until that promise is fulfilled.

 

Workers Memorial Day Commemorations in Wisconsin

 

Eau Claire

Sunday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. at the Eau Claire Labor Temple. Program to begin at 12:30 p.m. at 2233 Birch Street in Eau Claire.

 

La Crosse

Sunday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. at Green Island Park, 2312 7th Street South.

Madison

Friday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. press conference to honor our fallen brothers and sisters at Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 East Gorham Street, Madison. Press conference will be preceded by the annual Worker Justice Wisconsin Faith-Labor Breakfast 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. with special guest Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Reserve breakfast seat with $40 donation to Worker Justice Wisconsin.

 

Construction Workers Memorial, Madison

Thursday, April 25, 3:00 p.m. line up at Monona Terrace for a 3:30 p.m. Hard Hat Processional to St Patrick’s Church, 404 E Main Street. Followed by 4:00 pm service at St Patrick’s. Hosted by the Wisconsin State Building Trades and Construction Business Group to honor individuals who lost their lives in construction accidents in Wisconsin.

 

Milwaukee

Sunday, April 28, 2:30 p.m. at Zeidler Union Square Park, 4th and Michigan. WisCOSH will be holding a 1:00 p.m. brunch prior to the ceremony. There will be a memorial process from the hall at 417 N. 3rd St. to the park.

 

Rhinelander
Thursday, April 25, 5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park (corner of Kemp and Oneida Ave.), Rhinelander. The community is invited to pay tribute to those who have given their lives to earn a living. Recognition of fallen workers in WI and elsewhere.

 

Wausau 
Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. at the Workers’ Memorial Site, 388 River Drive., Wausau, WI 54403.


Join us as we remember and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives on the job. We call for an end to the unnecessary deaths of our brothers and sisters, and action to prevent them. On this day, we pledge to fight for safe jobs, the freedom to have a union, economic security, opportunity and a better life for all. Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living!