Workers Memorial Day Events Across Pennsylvania

WMD_mournsticker-700Workers Memorial Day will be observed next week by AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and Chapters across Pennsylvania.  The AFL-CIO declared April 28 to be Workers Memorial Day, in honor and remembrance of those who have been injured or died on the job.  In 2015, 4,836 workers lost their lives on the job.  That’s more than 13 people per day.

Every worker has the right to a safe and healthy workplace.  The labor movement continues to fight for workers’ health and safety.  In Pennsylvania, we are fighting to extend the protections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to all workers.  The following is a list of Workers Memorial Events across the Commonwealth.  We hope you will join us as we remember our fallen brothers and sisters.

Wilkes-Barre CLC
Thursday, April 27
Memorial Service
When: 7:00pm
Where: 20 East Union Street,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Father Pickard, OSHA, Linda Houck County Proclamation from Luzerne County, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski.
Contact: (570) 498-9816

Chester County CLC & USW Local 1165
Friday, April 28
Memorial Service Tour
When: 8:00am
Where: National Iron and Steel Museum
50 South 1st Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320
Contact: (610) 384-9180

Philadelphia CLC – Joined by Montgomery and Bucks CLCs
Friday, April 28
Breakfast and Memorial Service
When: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Sheet Metal Local 19
1301 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
PhilaPOSH Workers Memorial Day breakfast, followed by a procession to Penn’s Landing and a memorial ceremony with workers’ families. Philadelphia CLC President Pat Eiding and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale will be speaking.
Contact: (215) 386-7000

Allegheny County CLC
Friday, April 28
Memorial Service
When: 12:00pm
Where: Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh
Speakers include CLC President Jack Shea, PA AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, Business Manager Plumbers Local 27 Marty O’Toole, and Exec. VP ACLC and IAFF Local 1 Darrin Kelly.
Contact: (412) 281-7450

Mercer County CLC – Joined by Beaver/Lawrence CLC
Friday, April 28
Memorial Service
When: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: Mercer County Courthouse
100 North Diamond Street
Mercer, PA 16137
Contact: (724) 854-0605

Erie-Crawford CLC
Friday, April 28
Memorial Service
When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: City Council Chambers
626 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501

Johnstown CLC
Friday, April 28
When: 6:00pm
Workers Memorial Banquet
Where: Anthony’s Mediterranean Grill
725 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904
Contact: (814) 410-5804

York-Adams CLC
Friday, April 28
Memorial Service
When: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Kiwanis Lake
N. Newberry St & Parkway Blvd
York, PA 17404
The keynote speaker is Attorney Irwin W. Aronson. The Labor Council will receive a proclamation from the York County Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of York. The winners of the Richard L. Boyd Workers Memorial Day Essay Contest will be announced.
Contact: (717) 683-7766

Delaware County CLC
Saturday, April 29
When: 9:00am
Where: USW Union Hall
Chichester Avenue & Palmer Drive
Linwood, PA 19061
Central Labor Council President George Piasecki, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, and candidates for Pennsylvania Superior Court and Commonwealth Court will speak.
Contact: (610) 368-9970

Carbon County Chapter
Saturday, April 29
Memorial Service
When: 10:00am
Where: Bunker Hill Cemetery
Weissport, PA
Contact: (484) 274-1540

Schuylkill County CLC
Saturday, April 29
Memorial Service
When: 10:00am
Where: The Miners Statue
1565 Bunting Street
Pottsville, PA 17901

Lehigh Valley CLC
Sunday, April 30
Memorial Service
When: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Bethlehem Rose Garden
Eighth Avenue and Union Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Contact: (610) 360-9491

Harrisburg Regional CLC
Monday, May 1
When: 8:30am-9:45am
Where: Passage to India
525 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA
Memorial Service
When: 9:45 am
Where: Labor’s Grove
300 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA
Keynote Speakers will include Central Labor Council President David Gash, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder.
Contact: (717) 561-7830