Workers Memorial Day: Wisconsin Observances

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 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, 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 pm, 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.

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.