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Working Families to Honor Workers Who Lost Their Lives On The Job at Workers Memorial Day Events in Detroit, Escanaba, Negaunee, Iron Mountain Tomorrow

LANSING – Tomorrow local workers, officials, and community members will gather for Workers Memorial Day events in Detroit, Escanaba, Negaunee, and Iron Mountain to commemorate workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job.

“On April 28, union members across Michigan will observe Workers Memorial Day,” said Karla Swift, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “This is an opportunity to remember the tens of thousands of working men and women who are killed, injured, and get sick on the job each year. It’s also an opportunity to renew our commitment to ensuring that everyone in America can enjoy a safe workplace.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan had 100,300 reported cases of workplace illness or injury in 2013, the seventh highest in the country.

Here is the information on tomorrow’s Workers Memorial Day events:

DETROIT

Where: Transcending Labor Legacy Memorial, Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit

When: Tomorrow, April 28, 12:00pm

NEGAUNEE

Where: USW Ronn Hall, 1206 Baldwin Street, Negaunee

When: Tomorrow, April 28, 6:30pm

ESCANABA

Where: USW Hall, 1201 Sheridan Street, Escanaba

When: Tomorrow, April 28, 6:30pm

IRON MOUNTAIN

Where: Laborers Hall, W-8008 South US Hwy 2, Iron Mountain

When: Tomorrow, April 28, 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT

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