LEWISTON, Maine — The Western Maine Labor Council will be host to the 2014 Workers’ Memorial Day and May Day Dinner remembering the 22 Maine workers who died on the job in 2013. It will be held Friday, April 25, at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. Socializing starts at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:15 p.m
Workers’ Memorial Day is a day to commemorate workers who have died on the job. May Day has been the international holiday of the working class since the late 1800s as a result of the fight for the eight-hour work day in this country.
This year’s event will include a meal, a ceremony honoring Maine workers who died on the job last year, award presentations, entertainment, and raffles.
Three awards will be given this year to strong champions of workers’ rights and workplace safety:
- The Bruce Roy Award: Vinny O’Malley of Portland;
- The Workers’ Solidarity Award: Maine Lobstering Union;
- The Frances Perkins Award- Chris Hastedt of Maine Equal Justice Partners
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the door. RSVP to Gary McGrane at 491-0188.
For general information, contact Don Bilodeau, president of the Western Maine Labor Council, at 754-7258.