St. Louis Labor Council will observe 42nd Annual Union Labor Mass and Interfaith Prayer Service May 1


Unions asked to submit deceased members’ names to be included in program

REMEMBERING UNION WORKERS we lost, the Rev. Dr. Teressa Mithen Danieley of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, presided over the Interfaith Prayer Service prior to the start of 2021 Robert O. Kortkamp Union Labor Mass at the Shrine of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Worker, in downtown St. Louis. – Labor Tribune file photo

The Greater St. Louis Labor Council will host the 42nd Annual Robert O. Kortkamp Union Prayer Service and Mass honoring our deceased fellow union workers on Sunday, May 1, at the Shrine of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Worker, at 11th and Biddle streets in downtown St. Louis.

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with an interfaith Workers’ Memorial Prayer Service outside the church to recognize union members who have died on the job or from work-related injury or illness. Clergy of several faiths will participate in the interfaith prayer service.

Mass will follow at 9 a.m. inside the church.

The names of union members who passed away in the past year will be printed in the event program. Unions should submit their deceased members’ names alphabetically by last name, and mark specifically any member or died on the job of from work-related injury or illness.

To ensure time for printing, deceased members’ names should be submitted by Monday, April 4.

Deceased members’ names can be submitted by email to Amy Phillips at, by fax to 314-291-8676, or by mail to St. Louis Labor Council, 3301 Hollenberg Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044

Following mass, the Labor Council will host brunch at Maggie O’Brien’s, 2000 Market St. in downtown St. Louis.

Tickets for the brunch are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10. Checks should be made payable to Union Labor Mass, and mailed to the St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 3301 Hollenberg Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044 no later than Tuesday, April 26, to reserve your place.

All profits from the brunch will be donated to the Shrine of St. Joseph to aid in restoration efforts.


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