Clerical Local 318 / State employees

Workers Memorial Day 2015

Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.

Council 4 will mark the day with a ceremony of remembrance on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. (rain or shine) in front of our  Workers Memorial Monument at 444 East Main St., New Britain, CT. We will honor the memory of all workers who died on the job since Workers Memorial Day 2014, including these Council 4 members:

  • Anthony Amato III, Local 1303-385 (Westport DPW)
  • Eddie Lee Love, Local 818 (Bridgeport Housing)
  • Iris Maxwell, Local 1716 (Hartford Public Library)
  • Jorge Soto, Local 1579 (Torrington Board of Education)

“We honor those who left this world doing what they loved, helping others,” said Sal Luciano, AFSCME Council 4 executive director. “Each serves as an example to us and the community that public service isn’t just a job, but a way of life.”

In addition to our event, the Connecticut AFL-CIO will host Workers Memorial Day events in Groton at 6 a.m. at Washington Park; and in Hartford at 12 noon on the North Steps of the State Capitol.

Also, there will be a special Workers Memorial Day remembrance on April 23 to mark the 28th anniversary of the L'Ambiance Plaza collapse that killed 28 construction workers. The ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m. at Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyons Terrace.


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