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Atlantic City Workers Monument

 
 
His Fallen Brothers and Sisters image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 20, 2007
1. His Fallen Brothers and Sisters
Jay T. Warren, Sculptor
Inscription.
Dedicated to the men and women
of organized labor who lost their
lives while working on the
redevelopment of Atlantic City
We honor these workers

[List of 25 names follow]


"You will always be remembered"

Erected April 28, 1998 by the members of the Atlantic - Cape May County CLC–AFL–CIO on behalf of their fallen brothers and sisters.
 
Erected 1998 by Atlantic-Cape May County CLC-AFL-CIO.
 
Location. 39° 21.217′ N, 74° 26.25′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Atlantic City Boardwalk. Touch for map. Located in Kennedy Plaza on the boardwalk not far from Convention Hall. Nearest intersecting city street is South Florida Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casino Control Act (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish War Marker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of the Miss America Pageant (about 400 feet away); Camp Boardwalk (about 400 feet away); How Chicken Bone Beach Got Its Name
Atlantic City Workers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 6, 2010
2. Atlantic City Workers Monument
- close-up of inscriptions on obverse: names of the 25 Union workers who died in connection with the city's redevelopment, 1979-2003.
(about 600 feet away); New Jersey Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jeremiah Leeds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pierre Hollingsworth (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
More about this marker. One part of the monument, the wall, was originally dedicated in 1998 with 17 names. It now lists names of 25 Atlantic City trades workers killed on the job since 1977. The 8-foot bronze statue of a construction worker was unveiled before over 2,000 workers on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2004.
 
Additional keywords. John F. Kennedy Plaza
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Atlantic City Workers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 10, 2010
3. Atlantic City Workers Monument
- inscriptions on reverse, including the name of one additional worker:
Peter H. Borsani, I.B.E.W. 351, 6/26/07.
The Atlantic City Convention Center is visible in background on the opposite side of the Boardwalk.
Side View of Construction Worker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 20, 2007
4. Side View of Construction Worker
Workers' Memorial Monument - Rededication Plaque - April 30, 2004 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 10, 2010
5. Workers' Memorial Monument - Rededication Plaque - April 30, 2004
The Atlantic & Cape May County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council dedicates this Worker’s Memorial Monument to honor all union workers who lost their lives on the job since the establishment of the casino industry in Atlantic City.
The new monument and its commemorative inscriptions have been rededicated with a bronze statue at its new location to honor the memory of those who died on October 30, 2003 at the Tropicana garage collapse.
The officers and delegates of the central labor council wish to thank the city of Atlantic City, the unions and their members, contractors, businesses, casinos and the residents of Atlantic and Cape May Counties who contributed to the creation of this beautiful tribute.
We would especially like to thank the casino reinvestment development authority for their generosity.
Roy M. Foster, President
Arthur J. Schenker, Secretary/Treasurer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,055 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on October 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on February 28, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 28, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   5. submitted on October 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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