Workers Memorial Day

Worker’s Memorial Day Event will be virtual, Please Join Us.

On behalf of the unions of Iowa Federation of Labor, we cordially invite you to join us on April 28th at 6:00pm (CDT) for a virtual Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony to remember the 63 workers who unexpectedly lost their life on the job in 2019.

We opted for a “virtual” Workers Memorial Day Ceremony because we couldn’t let this day go unnoticed. Our affiliate organizations normally hold ceremonies every April 28th to memorialize workers who have lost their lives in the preceding year. These gatherings are normally held throughout the state, but to keep everyone safe and healthy we will be holding our event online this year. We would be honored if you would join us on through one of our two options, Zoom application on computer/phone or through our Facebook page with Facebook LIVE.

· April 28th at 6pm CST

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The ceremony will include an invocation, two guest speakers, Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Rod Roberts, Labor Commissioner, Iowa Department of Labor followed by a presentation honoring all of the workers who lost their life on the job in Iowa during 2019.



● Welcome, Pete Hird, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

● Honoring Past/Present Veterans

● Pledge of Allegiance

● Invocation, Mike McCarthy

Guest Speakers

● Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

● Rod Roberts, Labor Commissioner, State of Iowa

Honoring Our Sisters and Brothers

● University of Iowa Labor Center Presentation, Area Labor Federation Leaders


● Charlie Wishman, Secretary-Treasurer, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

If you have any questions about the ceremony or using Zoom or Facebook please reach out to Charlie Wishman at [email protected] or Holly Sagar at [email protected].


South Central Iowa Federation of Labor; Great River Area Labor Federation; Hawkeye Area Labor Council; Western Iowa Federation of Labor, UAW CAP Council; Iowa State Building and Construction Trades; Labor Center, University of Iowa; Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

New to ZOOM and want to be part of Virtual Workers Memorial Day Event
Posted on April 22, 2020 by admin

The Iowa Federation of Labor will be holding A virtual Workers Memorial Day Event, April 28. If you have not used Zoom or had problems with a Zoom meeting, we would like to offer you an opportunity to try a one-on-one or small group Zoom trial run.

We hope the trial run will help work out problems, prior to the day of the Workers Memorial Day Event.

If you would like to do a trial run, contact Lance Coles at [email protected] or 515-669-8046 and a trail will be set up when ever it works best for you.

Thank You – Be Safe in Solidarity

Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO