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Workers Memorial Day

April 28, 2017
12:00PM - 7:00PM
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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.

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

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: 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

Des Moines11 AM. Outside, west side of the Capitol.Speakers, Salute.  Contact Mark Cooper at  515-265-1862

Dubuque5:30, 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 ChapterSaturday April 29th : Social Hour begins at 5:30pm: Keokuk Labor Temple   301 Blondeau Street   Keokuk, IA . Contact Jeff Kurtz

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

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

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 - 319-230-3757.