April 27, 2010

Worker Memorial Day events set

Western State Hospital Local 793 in Lakewood and three other sites will host Worker Memorial Day events tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28. This is the day set aside to remember workers killed or injured on the job and re-commit to the fight for safe workplaces.
  • WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL—The Local 793 event will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., near the flagpole just inside the main entrance off Steilacoom Boulevard in Lakewood.
  • BELLINGHAM -- The Northwest Washington Central Labor Council will host its annual Worker Memorial Day commemoration at noon at the Worker Memorial Monument on the Bellingham library lawn. 
  • EVERETT -- The Snohomish County Labor Council will host its Worker Memorial Day commemoration on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Worker Safety Memorial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on the west side of the Mission Building on Wetmore near Pacific. 
  • OLYMPIA/TUMWATER -- The State Department of Labor and Industries will host its annual Worker Memorial Day ceremony Wednesday at 2 p.m. at L&I's Tumwater headquarters auditorium, 7273 Linderson Way S.W. Family members of Washington workers who died last year as a result of workplace injury or illness are invited. The centerpiece of the ceremony is a reading of the names of the fallen workers, accompanied by bell ringing.

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