AFL-CIO Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, Wisconsin workers will join together with communities across the globe to pay tribute to workers killed on the job. In cities, towns, union halls, at worksites and memorials, in community after community, workers will commemorate those we lost and press forward for stronger protections for safer workplaces.

Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Many job hazards are unregulated and uncontrolled. Some employers cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Workers who report job hazards or job injuries are often fired or disciplined.

The unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to stand united against the attacks on workers’ rights and protections and demand that elected officials put workers’ well-being above corporate interests. We want good jobs that are safe and healthy and pay fair wages. We will defend the right of every worker to a safe job and fight until that promise is fulfilled.

Wisconsin workers are joining together on April 28 to “pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living,” as we raise our voices as one for safe jobs and worker protections. Join us across Wisconsin as we pay our respects to our brothers and sisters who never came home from work.

Please join us for a special ceremony:

Wausau Workers Memorial Day Observance Event

Worker’s Memorial Site*

388 River Drive, Wausau (next to Opportunity Inc. and Farm Market)

Wednesday, April 28

5:00 PM (usually lasts one hour)

Contact Randy Radtke 715.370.8908