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.

Bettendorf:April 28 Noon, USW Local 105 Union Hall. 880 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf. Doors Open at 11 AM. Contact Brad Greve  563-343-7652

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: or 319-431-0184

Clinton : Friday April 28th 1pm - 2pm: Riverfront Park   Riverview Drive Clinton, Iowa. Contact Bob Krajnovich  563-242-4298

Council Bluffs: April 28 6 PM Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St. Council Bluffs. Contact Scott Punteney, 402-657-1007

Des Moines: April 28 11 AM. Outside, west side of the Capitol.Speakers, Salute.  Contact Mark Cooper at  515-265-1862

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 or Tom Townsend 563-543-4708

 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

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

Sioux City: April 28 6 PM at UFCW #222 Hall, 3038 Lakeport, Sioux City. Contact Erne Colt, 712-223-9423

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 - 319-230-3757.

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