Workers’ Memorial Day Reminder. This coming Saturday, April 25, the Knoxville community will once again hold Workers’ Memorial Day ceremonies to honor workers from East Tennessee who lost their lives in 2013-2014 and to examine positive steps taken in the last year to make construction work sites in Tennessee safer for all workers. The ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM at the Electrician Training Center (IBEW) at 6107 Central Avenue Pike. The event is sponsored by the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area Central Labor Council and the Knox Area Workers’ Memorial Day committee that includes unions, faith groups, and community representatives.
The names of the East Tennessee workers lost in 2013-2014 will be read aloud. Accounts describing the lives of selected workers also will be read. Families of many of these workers will attend the ceremony. County Mayor Tim Burchett and Tank Strickland, representing the City of Knoxville will present proclamations designating April 25 as Workers’ Memorial Day in Knoxville and Knox County.
The updated annual report, Tennessee Workers: Dying for a Job, will be released identifying positive steps that have been achieved in the past year and highlighting steps that must still be taken to achieve a “culture of safety” on all job sites.
Take exit 110 (Callahan Drive)
Turn east from the exit ramp, turning right onto Callahan Drive
At the first traffic light turn right onto Central Avenue Pike
Go approximately .7 miles. The Electrician Training Center will be on your right, just past the green Woodford & Associates sign.