Workers' Memorial Day is observed by the IBEW and the unions of the AFL-CIO every year on April 28th. It is a day to honor those workers who died or were injured on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities. It is also a time to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthy workplaces for all workers.
On Monday April 28, 2014, we ask all IBEW 21 members to observe a moment of silence before work to remember those who lives were lost and those who were injured as a result of workplace accidents. Honor their memory by renewing our commitment to work safely.
Remember no job is so important and no service is so urgent
we cannot take time to perform our work safely.
There are several Workers’ Memorial Day Events throughout our jurisdiction.
Rockford United Labor – 5:00p.m.
E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Building
Workers’ Memorial Day Tablet
200 S. Wyman Street, Rockford IL
Labor Council of West Central Illinois- 5:30p.m.
Peoria Labor Temple
419 Fulton Street, Peoria, IL
Greater Madison County Federation of Labor - 7:00p.m.
Gordon Moore Park
Workers’ Memorial Site
Highway 140, Alton, IL
Springfield and Central Illinois Trades and Labor Council - 5:30p.m.
Illinois State Library- Atrium
300 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, IL
Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly – 5:30p.m.
Macon County Courthouse
Worker Memorial Monument
253 East Wood Street, Decatur, IL
You can find other Workers’ Memorial Days events by clicking here.
Please contact your Chief Steward or Business Representative if you will be attending an event. More information on Workers’ Memorial Day can be found here and here.
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