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Local Workers’ Memorial Day event April 28
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Community members, faith leaders, and state and local elected officials will gather together at 5 p.m., Monday, April 28, at the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Building, 200 S. Wyman St., to observe Workers’ Memorial Day.
Workers’ Memorial Day is nationally recognized as a day to honor men and women of organized labor who have been killed on the job and to renew the fight for safe workplaces. The local event is being organized by Rockford United Labor A.F.L.-C.I.O.
Since 1946, Rockford United Labor has honored more than 110 union members from the Rock River Valley who have died while at work in their chosen occupation.
This year, Rockford United Labor will honor one union member, Jacob Harper, from International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, who died on the job from injuries sustained while unloading construction equipment from a truck.
Alex Finke, outreach director for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and state Rep. Steve Stadelman, D-Rockford, will keynote the event.
For more details, call Ronald Welte, chairman of the Workers’ Memorial Committee, at (815) 218-9754.
Posted April 24, 2014