April 24, 2023
For More Information Call
Executive Director, Development &
Government Affairs, Matthew Lentsch at 574-535-8679 or City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block
Mayor Dave Wood and City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block
to Host the National Workers Memorial Day Service of 2023, in partnership
with The United Way of St Joseph County and the AFL-CIO.
What: Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood and City Clerk Debbie Ladyga-Block announce that in conjunction with organized Labor and AFL-CIO Northern Indiana, Area Labor Federation will be holding a special observance of Workers Memorial Day.
There will also be an announcement that over the next few months we will be placing a Worker Memorial Monument at the Mishawaka Ball Band Memorial site. The Mishawaka Worker’s Memorial will be dedicated on Labor Day, September 4, 2023.
When: April 28, 2023 at 11:30 am
Where: The Ball Band Memorial at the corner of Main Street and Mishawaka Avenue; In case of rain, the event will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall
Background: The Unions of the Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO, and our allies will observe Workers Memorial Day on the date of the passage of Occupation Safety Health Act. We gather to remember those who have suffered a work injury or died on the job, and to organize the fight for safe jobs. This year we will also celebrate the passage of the work site safety law just passed in the Indiana State legislature.