Workers Memorial Day ceremonies were held throughout the world the week of April 28 — including in Portland and Salem.
In a ceremony held April 22 by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council prior to its monthly delegates’ meeting, 50 flags were raised in remembrance of the 50 workers killed on the job in Oregon in 2018. In attendance were Colleen Kelly and Phil Ginter, in honor of their daughter, Tyresa Monaghan. Monaghan was killed Aug. 14, 2018, after being struck by a drunk driver while working as a traffic flagger on Highway 11 near Athena, Oregon. The 49-year-old Kennewick woman was a member of the Laborers Union.
Workers Memorial Day — an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, and injured on the job — takes place annually on April 28.