The IAM will remember members who have died on the job during a ceremony April 28 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers’ Memorial Day to commemorate the thousands of workers killed, injured or sickened on the job each year.
The names of IAM members who have died on the job will be memorialized with their name, lodge and date of death. To provide this information, members are encouraged to submit this form to the IAM Safety and Health department. The deadline to submit personalized bricks is Tuesday, March 31.
Members and lodges can also be a part of this annual event by purchasing a 4 x 8 personalized brick. The brick can have two lines of lettering with up to 20 characters per line (including spaces on each line) without the logo for $100. There’s also the option to purchase a brick with three lines of lettering with up to 15 characters per line, along with the IAM logo for $125.
There’s also the option to purchase a larger brick: an 8×8 can be purchased for $200. This option comes with four lines of lettering with up to 20 characters per line without a logo, or with two lines of lettering with up to 15 characters per line, along with your own preferred logo or the IAM logo.
The IAM Workers Memorial was completed in 2001. It was dedicated to the remembrance of those who lost their lives while on the job. The bricks surrounding the Memorial bear the names of fallen members along with bricks donated from lodges and proud members of the IAMAW.
On April 28 each year a ceremony is conducted to remember those who lost their lives and rededicate ourselves to the prevention of on the job injury and death to workers.