Workers Memorial Day
April 28: Workers Memorial Day Events around Iowa.
Workers’ Memorial Day: April 28
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: Noon, USW Local 105 Union Hall. 880 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf. Doors Open at 11 AM. Contact Brad Greve 563-343-7652 [email protected]
Cedar Rapids: 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. For more information contact Jay Larson: [email protected] or 319-431-0184
Clinton : Friday April 28th 1pm - 2pm: Riverfront Park Riverview Drive Clinton, Iowa. Contact Bob Krajnovich 563-242-4298
Council Bluffs 6 PM Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St. Council Bluffs. Contact Scott Punteney, 402-657-1007 [email protected]
Des Moines: 11 AM. Outside, west side of the Capitol.Speakers, Salute. Contact Mark Cooper at [email protected]. 515-265-1862
Dubuque: 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 protected] or Tom Townsend 563-543-4708 tom@[email protected]
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 protected]
Iowa City 12:15 Ped Mall. Speakers - Fountain Plaza. Rain location, Congregational United Church of Christ, 30 N Clinton St. For more information Greg Hearns [email protected]
Sioux City: 6 PM at UFCW #222 Hall, 3038 Lakeport, Sioux City. Contact Erne Colt, 712-223-9423 [email protected]
Waterloo: 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 protected] 319-230-3757.