Workers Memorial Day will have a special focus this year on the threats facing mental health workers. In addition to events at construction sites and union halls on April 28, AFSCME will march at six treatment centers.
Workers Memorial Day, the anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, is commemorated each year as a day to remember those killed or injured at work and to renew the call for workplace safety.
This year, AFSCME has organized demonstrations to protest management’s lack of action on the assaults occurring on workers at state-run mental health facilities. See related story.
Here is a schedule of Workers Memorial Day events:
Monday, April 27
: The Duluth Duluth AFL-CIO Central Labor Body will hold
its Workers Memorial Day starting at with a solidarity breakfast in the , Labor Temple 2002 London Road. At , a tree planting will be held
outside the to remember workers who died on the
job in the past year. Labor Temple
Tuesday, April 28
-St. Peter: AFSCME members will march at the St. Peter Security Hospital, Minnesota Square Park, in downtown St. Peter from to
: Building Trades unions will hold a
ceremony at at the St. Paul on the grounds of the state
Capitol. JE Dunn and Mortenson have agreed to send workers from the State
Capitol and Workers Memorial Garden projects to attend. Laborers Local
563 will serve lunch following a brief program. Senate Office Building
-Brainerd: AFSCME members will march at the Department of Human Services /
State Ave., from to Brainerd Campus, 16515
: AFSCME members will march at DHS
State Operated Community Services, Lake Ave. & Superior St., from to Duluth
: AFSCME members will march at the
Moose Lake Sex Offender Program, Moose Lake 1111 Minnesota Highway 73, from to
: AFSCME members will march outside
the AFSCME Office at Plaza One Mall, 1305 S. Willmar First St., from to
: The Dakota County Labor Assembly,
the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation and members of the community will host a
service from to at The Monument to Fallen Workers, Apple Valley , County Road 42 and Lebanon Cemetery Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley. The event will include an honor
guard, music, speakers and a moment of silence.
Wednesday, April 29
: The Superior Federation of Labor
will observe Workers’ Memorial Day with a breakfast and tree planting. The
breakfast will be at Central Assembly of God Church, 3000 Hammond, starting at and a tree will be planted
following the meal at Superior, WI at 28th and Heritage Park . Hammond