Archive for April 26, 2012
Below is a list Workers Memorial Day events around Iowa. For more info about Iowa events: Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
“Workers’ Memorial Day, International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured or Day of Mourning takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.” Link
Dubuque Federation of Labor
Friday April 27th. Friday at 5 pm. The event will be held at the Labor Temple, 1610 Garfield, in Dubuque. Iowa Federation of Labor Charlie Wishman will be speaking. Contact Bruce Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor
Friday April 27th. At the east side of the Iowa Work Force Development building, 1000 East Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Speakers include, Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor, Michael Mauro, Iowa Labor Commissioner and Governor Terry Branstad. Holly Sagar at email@example.com
Black Hawk Union Council
Saturday April 28th. At the entrance of the Central School in Waterloo. (1350 Katoski Dr,) This will be at noon. The Democratic District meeting is being held at this school at the same time. Contact Cal Eckhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawkeye Labor Council
Saturday April 28. Workers Memorial Day at the Ballpark. There will be a pre-game ceremony (4:15 pm) at the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball game. Gates open at 4 pm. Tickets $9. Contact Rick Moyle at 319-396-8461, email@example.com
Iowa City Federation of Labor
Saturday April 28th. Iowa City Pedestrian Mall (Downtown Iowa City) at Noon. This will be in front of Congressman Loebsack’s Office. Short Speeches, reading of the names, moment of silence. Closing with Amazing Grace and Taps. Contact Patrick Hughes, 319-530-6248 or L1260@carpentersunion.org.
Lee County Labor Council
Saturday April 28th. There will be an event at the Labor Temple. Time to be announced.
North Iowa Nine Labor Council
Saturday April 28th. VFW Post 733, 1603 S Monroe, Mason City. 1 pm to 3 pm. Open to public. Charlie Wishman, Secretary Treasurer of the Iowa Federation of Labor will be speaking. Light lunch will be served. Contact Mike Herman 641-430-6754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Iowa Labor Council
Saturday April 28th. 3038 South Lake Port, UFCW 222 Hall, in Sioux City. Event will start at 7 pm. Call John Hamm at 712-276-0473.
Quad City Federation of labor
Saturday April 28th at 10:30 am there will be a Workers Memorial Service at the USW 105 Hall, 880 Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf, Iowa. At 6 pm that evening there will be a Trivia night at the VFW Lodge 1303, 3715 9th st, in Rock Island, Il. email@example.com.