St. Louis Labor Council seeking names of workers lost to be remembered at Union Labor Mass

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REMEMBERING THOSE WE LOST: About 200 union members and their families gathered at the Shrine of St. Joseph for last year’s 37th Annual Robert O. Kortkamp Memorial Union Labor Mass. This year’s mass will be held on Sunday, May 7. The names of members who died on the job specifically or from “work related” illness or injury during 2016-2017 will be recognized with a special ceremony before the mass at 8:30 a.m. outside the church. – Labor Tribune file photo

The Greater St. Louis Labor Council is asking all affiliated unions to provide names of their unions’ members who were deceased in the years 2016-2017 to be included in the upcoming annual Union Labor Mass.

The names will be included in the event program so family members and union brothers and sisters may remember them at this special mass.

The 38th Annual Union Labor Mass – now known as the Robert O. Kortkamp Memorial Union Labor Mass and Interfaith Prayer Service – will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 9 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Joseph, located at 11th and Biddle.

The names of members who died on the job specifically or from “work related” illness or injury during 2016-2017 will be recognized a special ceremony and prayer service outside the church at 8:30 a.m.

Brunch will follow the mass at Maggie O’Brien’s, 2000 Market Street in downtown St. Louis.

To ensure that each union’s members’ names are included, deceased members’ names should be provided to the St. Louis Labor Council by no later than Friday, March 31.

Information may be faxed to 314-291-8676, emailed to Kate Souders at ksouders@stlclc.org or Christine Brame at cbrame@stlclc.org, or mailed to: St. Louis Labor Council, 3301 Hollenberg Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044.

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