Workers’ Memorial Day Observance
12:30 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018, Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
Join us for a ceremony to remember Iowa workers who died on the job last year. At a time when rights of all workers are under attack, it's never been more important to come together to strengthen our commitments to creating safer workplaces.
Workers Memorial Day is recognized internationally as a day of remembrance for those who have died in workplace accidents or from occupational diseases, with events on or near April 28. In the US, April 28 also corresponds with the date OSHA went into effect in 1970 so the event is also linked to the long struggle to achieve this landmark legislation. In Iowa, there is a strong tradition at local events of reading the names of each worker who lost his or her life on the job in the previous year. Speakers will include local workers, labor leaders, clergy, and health and safety advocates.
Sponsored by Iowa City Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO), University of Iowa Labor Center, and Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa.
What: Workers' Memorial Day Observance
Where: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240
When: Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:30 PM