April 26, 2011

Workers' Memorial Day observances this week

EVERETT -- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Snohomish County Courthouse's Worker Safety Memorial, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett -- Each year we gather to remember the men and women who went to work but never returned home. The Snohomish County Central Labor Council sponsors this Worker Memorial Day commemoration.

TACOMA / LAKEWOOD -- THURSDAY, APRIL 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (presentations begin at noon) near the flagpole at Western State Hospital, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. The Pierce County Central Labor Council and Washington Federation of State Employees Local 793 are coordinating this commemoration, which will include a free barbecue.  SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE: Congressman Dennis Kucinich, US Representative for Ohio's 10th CD. FLYER
BELLINGHAM -- THURSDAY, APRIL 28 at noon at the monument on the library lawn in front of City Hall, 210 Lottie St. This event will be a commemoration of one year since the Tesoro explosion on April 2, 2010, and will highlight industrial safety concerns. The families of the fallen Tesoro workers have been invited as special guests.
TUMWATER -- THURSDAY, APRIL 28 at 2 p.m. at the state Department of Labor and Industries Building's Auditorium, 7273 Linderson Way S.W. The ceremony will include the traditional tolling of bells while the names of workers who died on the job in the last year are read.

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