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2015 Illinois Workers’ Memorial Day Events

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Alton
Tuesday, April 28, the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor
AFL-CIO will hold their annual Workers’ Memorial Day services
at the Workers Memorial Statue located in the Gordon F. Moore
Community Park, Highway 140 and Park Rd, Alton. Services will
begin at 7:00 PM. Contact Rick Wieckhorst at 618-254-1395 or
Dean Webb at 618-259-8558.
Bloomington
Tuesday, April 28, Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor
Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service at White Oak Park
Pavilion in Bloomington. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 AM.
Names will be read of local union members who have lost their
lives. Contact Ron Morehead at 309-828-8813.
Champaign
Tuesday, April 28, 3:00 p.m., Champaign County AFL-CIO and the
East Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council will
hold a memorial service and recognize workers from Champaign
County who have died while at the workplace. The event will be
held at the Worker Memorial Site on Parkland Way, (east entrance
to Parkland Jr. College off of Mattis Avenue) just across the drive
from Olympic Memorial site. Seating will be available. This is
an outdoor event. Contact Brad Diel at 217-841-2822 or brad@
uwayhelps.org.
Chicago
Tuesday, April 28, 10 a.m., Outside OSHA Region 5 Office, 230 S.
Dearborn St., Chicago, IL. Gather to celebrate the 45th anniversary
of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act and thank OSHA
for protecting us from dangerous, unhealthy conditions at work.
Solemnly remember workers across Illinois and the United States
who have been injured and killed on the job.
Decatur
Tuesday, April 28, Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’
Memorial Day Service, 5:30 PM on the northwest corner of the
Macon County Courthouse lawn, located at 253 West Wood Street
in downtown Decatur. They will read the names of those who have
died on the job. Contact Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923 or Carl
Draper, 217-791-1279.
Joliet
Friday, April 24, Will and Grundy Counties Trades and Labor
Council annual Workers’ Memorial Day Dinner at the IBEW 176
Banquet Hall in Joliet. Contact Charlie Hanus at 815-744-2886.
Peoria
Tuesday, April 28, Labor Council of West Central Illinois Workers’
Memorial Service. We will be gathering at the Peoria Labor Temple,
400 NE Jefferson in Peoria at 5:00 PM and walk to the Workers’
Memorial site at 419 Fulton Street. We will have a brief ceremony
to remember workers injured, or killed on the job. Contact Mike
Everett at 309-673-3691.
Quad Cities
Tuesday, April 28, Quad Cities Federation of Labor Workers’
Memorial Day Service at 11:30 AM at the USW Local 105 Hall, 880
Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA. The union hall will open at 11:00
AM. All working families are invited to this service sponsored by
Alcoa Davenport Works – Joint Safety and Health Committee. For
more information, contact Joshua Schipp at 309-738-6536.
Rockford
Tuesday, April 28, the Rockford United Labor Workers’ Memorial
Day Ceremony will be held at the Workers’ Memorial Tablets
located behind the E.J. ‘Zeke’ Giorgi Building, 200 South Wyman
Street in Rockford. The event will be at 5:00 PM and a light dinner
will be served immediately following the ceremony. For more
information, contact Bill Corey, 815-968-1411.
Springfield
Tuesday, April 28, Springfield and Central Illinois Trades and Labor
Council Workers’ Memorial Day Service at 5:30 PM at the Illinois
State Library Atrium, 300 S. Second Street in Springfield. They will
recognize fallen workers and lay roses at the monument. Reception
will follow. For more information contact Scott Saunders, 217-
529-6976.
Spring Valley
Save the date for a Workers’ Memorial Golf Outing scheduled for
Friday, June 12th at Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Valley, IL.
Workers’ Memorial Scholarships: $2,000 scholarships awarded to
eligible dependents of members of IVFL affiliated locals who have
been either killed or permanently injured on the job. Email: ivfl.
aflcio@gmail.com for more information.

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