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Martin Rivera-Lira Memorial Brick

05-03-2018 - Martin Rivera-Lira Memorial Brick

Local Lodge 2600, Chicago IL honors one of their own fallen members 

 More than 100 IAM members, family and friends gathered Monday April 30, 2018 to mourn and honor working people who have been killed, injured or sickened on the job this past year.

The IAM Safety and Health Department hosted the annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

At this year’s ceremony Local Lodge 2600, Chicago, IL mourned and honored one of their own fallen members. Members of Local Lodge 2600 placed a memorial brick honoring eleven year Member, Machinist Martin Rivera-Lira at this years Workers’ Memorial at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.  On January 16, 2018 Brother Rivera-Lira was fatality injured while working at the Chicago Union Station Amtrak Rail-yard. General Chairman, Mike McCarthy, Josh Hartford and Jason Gibbs attended this year’s Workers Memorial Ceremony honoring Brother Martin Rivera-Lira.

The Workers’ Memorial Program is held once a year at the IAM Worker’s Memorial on the grounds of the Winpisinger Center, in Hollywood, MD which was dedicated in 2001 to recognize and remember the union members who are no longer with us.


Watch the live stream of the Ceremony