Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO to host Annual Workers’ Memorial Day
event April 28 at Green Island Park in La Crosse.
Due to the current virus situation and various “shelter in place” orders this year’s (2020) Workers Memorial Service will be delivered via a video posted on our website and Facebook page on April 28, 2020.
This event is part of International Workers Memorial Day, held annually on April 28th, with thousands of groups around the globe uniting together under the banner, “Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living!”
“In 2017, 5,147 workers were killed on the job. Every day in America, 14 people go to work and never come home, and each year nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover,” said Tyler Tubbs, President Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
Those 5,147 tragedies in 2017 amount to a 7-percent increase from 2015. Another 50,000 to 60,000 workers died from occupational diseases in 2017. That year (2017) marked the fourth consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities and the first time more than 5,000 fatalities have been recorded by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) since 2008.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job. Unions and all working families have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses.
Please join us on Workers Memorial Day via Internet as we continue the fight for safe jobs.
WHAT: Workers Memorial Day
WHEN: Tuesday April 28, 2020 – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Green Island Park, 2312 7th St S, La Crosse
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The 28th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, scheduled for May 9, 2020, has been postponed. The NALC, as well various national and local partners, are fully committed to rescheduling the food drive later in 2020. A new date has not yet been selected.
9th annual Union Sportsman’s Alliance & Western WI AFL-CIO
Dust off those fishing poles and get the kids outside for an exciting morning of catching bluegill and bass!
This unique event is the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the benefits of fishing and the abundance of public access opportunities available in our community. No fishing gear? No problem! Fishing poles and bait will be available for participants to use. So grab your camera, register the kids and get ready for a fun day at Pettibone Lagoon. Be sure to join us after the event for a picnic-style lunch!
If you’d like to help make this event a success by volunteering, making a donation or providing door prizes, please email email@example.com or call 715-205-0981 .
The 128th Annual La Crosse Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO, is scheduled for Monday, September 7th, 2020. Step-off will take place at 10:00 AM from the corner of Gillette and Kane Streets on the north side of La Crosse. Parade spectators should take note of a two block detour along this year’s parade route – due to road construction. The parade ends at Copeland Park.
For area citizens, Labor Day is a hard-earned day off, and it is our hope that working individuals and families celebrate Labor Day by attending the parade and the merriments afterwards at Copeland Park. Please bring family and friends to help celebrate the day with us.
The ten-block family-friendly parade kicks off our Labor Day Fest. After the parade, festivities move to north-end of Copeland Park with free games for kids (a “fishing” pond & saw dust pile), bingo games, meat and 50/50 raffles for adults – and other activities. There will be soda, beer, brats, pulled pork sandwiches, & hot dogs, available for purchase.