Workers Memorial Day 2014

Lost workers will be remembered

Commemoration set in Capitol rotunda April 28

Families, friends, colleagues urged to speak names of the dead

Every year in late April, we observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to renew our efforts for safe and healthy workplaces.  This year the Wyoming Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health invites you to join us in the Capitol in Cheyenne as we solemnly remember the dead and focus attention on the need to make workplaces safer. When: April 28, 2014, 10 a.m. Where: Rotunda, Wyoming Capitol
Ed Simmons with photos of his deceased son Anthony

Ed Simmons stands with photos of his son Anthony.

Speakers: Ed Simmons, father of Anthony Simmons, who was killed in a manufacturing accident last year; Kim Floyd, executive secretary of the Wyoming State AFL-CIO; Joan Evans, director of the Department of Workforce Services, and three state legislators including Rep. Don Burkhart of Rawlins, Rep. Lee Filer and Minority Leader Mary Throne, both of Cheyenne. Wyoming report: We will release our first-ever Wyoming report looking at the effect of job fatalities on families and analyzing the worker safety and health policy climate in Wyoming on Workers Memorial Day. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health released its own report on April 23. For information about the event: Read the full program here. Please call Marcia Shanor, Thermopolis, 307-460-4747 ~ Mark Aronowitz, Jackson, 307-733-7290 ~ Kim Floyd, Cheyenne, 307-635-2823 ~ Glen Hackman, Gillette, 307-687-2969 ~ Chesie Lee, Riverton, 307-761-0755 ~ email: Dan Neal, Casper,  dneal [at] equalitystate [dot] org Sponsored by: The Wyoming State AFL-CIO, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Wyoming Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, the Spence Association for Employee Rights, the Friends of the ESPC, and other worker advocates.

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