United Steelworkers Local 105 to hold memorial service


Share
Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 11:19 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Quad City Federation of Labor


United Steelworkers Local 105 to hold Memorial Service in Honor of Workers Who Died on the Job
Community Calls for Good Jobs and Safe Jobs for All Working People

Bettendorf, Iowa—On April 26that 4:30pm, working families, faith leaders and local officials will gather at the United Steelworkers Local 105 Hall for a Memorial Service to commemorate those who have perished or suffered injuries or illness on the job, and call on Congress to create safe jobs for all working people. Alcoa Davenport Works – Joint Safety and Health Committee is sponsoring this service to recognize the workers who are no longer with us due to a work-related accident. Janice Payne will sing a solo and members from AFM Local 67 will play TAPS

In workplaces across America, workers continue to be exposed to toxic chemicals like asbestos
and safety hazards such as unguarded machinery. We will gather in solidarity with the families of those lost and injured on the job to renew the fight for stronger regulationsand protections for all working people. The entire community is invited to join us.

In 2011, 4,600 workers lost their lives on the job and another 50,000 died from occupational diseases. That's a total of 150 workers dying each and every day. Between Iowa and Illinois, 270 workers never came home to their families. When the 2012 data is released later this year, we can only hope that this number has decreased.

WHO: Workers, community members, faith leaders, local officials and relatives of victims of
Workplace-related deaths and injuries
WHAT: USW 105 Workers Memorial Day Service
WHEN: Friday April 26th
TIME: Doors open at 4pm; service begins at 4:30 (refreshments served)
WHERE: 880 Devils Glen Rd Bettendorf, Iowa



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








(More History)