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Unions plan 9/11 march

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Stephen McKinley

On Friday, April 26, thousands of local union members will join national and New York City labor leaders for a march and ceremony to honor the workers killed and injured on Sept. 11. The president of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney, has called on all workers and their supporters to join in a minute of silence at noon.

At 10 a.m. Workers Memorial Day service will be held at Trinity Church on Broadway at Wall Street, after which the union members will march to the World Trade Center site in a procession led by bagpipers, starting at 11:15 a.m.

Firefighters, construction workers, janitors, telecommunications workers, health-care workers and Windows on the World workers will observe the minute of silence at noon.

Sweeney will speak at the World Trade Center site and will be joined by other union leaders, including Brian McLaughlin, president, New York City Central Labor Council; Ed Malloy, president of the Building and Construction Trades of Greater New York; family members of workers killed on Sept. 11; a construction worker from the World Trade Center site, and others.

Workers Memorial Day is officially Sunday, April 28.

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