Wisconsin AFL-CIO Honors Workers Killed on the Job

On April 28 unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to Honor All Workers Killed and Injured on the Job and to Pledge to Continue the Fight for Safe Workplaces for All

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

 

“On Workers Memorial Day, working people will come together at observances in Wisconsin to honor workers killed and injured on the job and to call for action on workplace hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness, and death,” said Stephanie Bloomindale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “As union workers, we continue the fight for stronger protections for all their workplaces and for stronger laws and better enforcement to hold employers accountable when they do not keep workers safe. A safe job is every worker’s right and the labor movement will fight until that promise is fulfilled.”

 

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.

 

“Workers need protections from infectious diseases, heat illness, workplace violence, silica exposures in mining, exposure to asbestos and other toxic chemicals, and other hazards,” continued Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Bloomingdale. “The labor movement will continue to work to strengthen OSHA and MSHA, increase their budgets and improve enforcement, and ensure that workers have safe jobs.”

April 28 Workers Memorial Day Commemorations in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Area Labor Council Workers Memorial Day

5:30 pm, Thursday, April 28

Zeidler Union Square Park Milwaukee

301 W. Michigan Street Milwaukee

 

South Central Federation of Labor Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day Commemoration and Press Conference

11:00 am, Thursday, April 28

Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St UNIT 106, Madison, WI 53715

 

6th Annual Construction Workers’ Memorial

Thursday, April 28

3:30 p.m. Hard Hat Processional line-up begins from the Monona Terrace

4:00 p.m. Construction Workers’ Memorial Service at St. Patrick’s Church, 404 E. Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

 

Greater West Central Area Labor Council Workers Memorial Day Event

Thursday, April 28

Social Hour: 4:30pm-5:30pm / Brief Program: 5:30pm / Provided Dinner to Follow

Eau Claire Labor Temple

2233 Birch Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703

 

Western Wisconsin Central Labor Council’s Workers Memorial Day Event

5:00 pm, Thursday, April 28

Green Island Park

2312 7th Street South, La Crosse, WI

 

Marathon County Workers Memorial Day Observance

5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28

Workers 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.