34th Annual Workers Memorial Day

On Friday, April 28th, we will honor those men and women who died from work-related traumatic injury or illness at our 34th Workers Memorial Day breakfast program and memorial service. We are planning an in-person event this year and hope you can join us. Our program, the oldest and largest in the U.S., is co-sponsored by PhilaPOSH and the Philadelphia Council, AFL-CIO.

This year we will again be joined by family members from the area who have lost a loved one to a work-related traumatic injury or disease. It is our privilege to bring these family members together with the many unionists, community activists, and health and safety advocates who recognize the magnitude of their loss and are committed to fighting for healthy and safe worksites.

In addition to purchasing a ticket, you can also support Workers’ Memorial Day with a Memorial Gift. Injured workers, youth workers, and families of workers who have died attend the event for free. Memorial Gifts cover their cost of attendance and support our efforts to protect workers on the job. Your gift will be acknowledged in the printed event program.

If you’d like to pay by check, please mail in the paper reservation form with remittance, located here.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s Worker’s Memorial Day.

We encourage all attendees to wear masks for this event.


  • 8:30 am: Registration
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast Served
  • 9:15 am Program Begins – Speakers
    • Bob Coyle, EAP, AFSCME DC 47
    • Ernest Garrett, Pres. AFSCME DC 33
    • Michael Rivera, Reg. Adm. OSHA Region 3
    • George Piasecki, Sec.-Treas., PA AFL-CIO
  • 10:45 am Procession to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
  • Procession will be followed by a prayer offering, Memorial remarks from family members, reading of the names of those who died from work-related injuries and illnesses in the Tri-State area in 2022.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s Worker’s Memorial Day.