Tickets still available for 2024 Workers Memorial Day union Labor mass and brunch April 28

REMEMBERING WORKERS: The Rev. Dr. Teresa Mithen Danieley, leads an interfaith prayer outside the Shrine of St. Joseph remembering workers lost at last year’s Workers Memorial Day Interfaith Prayer Service remembering workers lost in 2022-23. – Labor Tribune photo

Tickets are still available for the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans 2024 Workers Memorial Day Interfaith Prayer Service and Brunch Sunday, April 28, at the Shrine of St. Joseph at 11th and Biddle streets in downtown St. Louis.

Brunch will follow at Maggie O’Brien’s, 2000 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

To reserve tickets for the annual brunch, email Missouri Alliance for Retired American’s President Mike Louis at Reservations are payable the day of the breakfast.

Every April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO across America observe Workers’ Memorial Day to remember those who have been injured, contracted an illness, or died as a result of simply doing their jobs over the past year.

The date is the anniversary of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), which was enacted on April 28, 1970.  This will be the 44th annual Labor Mass in St. Louis, one of the longest running Workers Memorial Day events in the nation.

Each day, more than 340 workers are killed and more than 6,000 suffer injury and illness because of dangerous working conditions that are preventable.

“The Alliance for Retired Americans is honored to be able to help continue this tradition and coordinate the Labor Mass honoring workers lost and committing ourselves to the fight for a safer future,” said Mike Louis, retired IAM member, retired president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, and President of the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans.

The Union Prayer Service and Mass honoring deceased union workers will be begin at 8:30 a.m. with an interfaith prayer service outside the church, followed at 9 a.m. with a mass inside the Shrine of St. Joseph, patron saint of the working man.

“All faiths and denominations are welcome,” Louis said.

For more information or for tickets to the brunch, email Mike Louis at Remember, tickets are payable the day of the program.

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