Workers’ Memorial Day: April 28-29
Each year dozens of Iowa workers are killed at work and hundreds more suffer work-related injuries or diseases. Workers’ Memorial Day is recognized by the International Labour Organization as an international day of remembrance for those killed by workplace incidents or diseases, with events held on April 28 each year. Central labor councils across the state next week will remember Iowa workers who died on the job last year and hold events dedicated to strengthening commitments to creating safer workplaces. See below for Workers’ Memorial Day events around Iowa.
Cedar Rapids: April 28 5 Pm IAM 831 HAll 222 Prospect Place SW Cedar Rapids. Speakers Iowa Senator Rob Hogg, and Paul Iversen of the University of Iowa Labor Center and Cedar Rapids Police Chief, Wayne Jerman. . For more information contact Jay Larson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-431-0184
Clinton : Friday April 28th 1pm - 2pm: Riverfront Park Riverview Drive Clinton, Iowa. Contact Bob Krajnovich 563-242-4298
Dubuque: April 28 5:30, Union Labor Temple, 1610 Garfield Ave, Dubuque. Color Guard, Fife and Drums, Speakers: Ken Sagar, Abby Finkenauer and Roy Buol, for more information email@example.com or Tom Townsend 563-543-4708 tom@firstname.lastname@example.org
Keokuk : Lee County Labor Chapter: Saturday April 29th : Social Hour begins at 5:30pm: Keokuk Labor Temple 301 Blondeau Street Keokuk, IA . Contact Jeff Kurtz email@example.com
Iowa City" April 28 12:15 Ped Mall. Speakers - Fountain Plaza. Rain location, Congregational United Church of Christ, 30 N Clinton St. For more information Greg Hearns firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterloo:April 28 5:30 PM. Black Hawk Labor Temple, 1695 Burton Ave, Waterloo. Speakers - Iowa Senator Bill Dotzler and others. Contact Jerry Hageman for more information - email@example.com 319-230-3757.