Labor Day Across America

Posted by | September 01, 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By Kenneth Quinnell Labor Day Across America

On Labor Day, working people across the country will be taking the day off and celebrating the achievements of working people. From the North Bay Labor Council’s annual pancake breakfast in Santa Rosa, California, to the Mother Jones re-enactment in Salina, Kansas, the creativity and hard work of America’s workers will be on display. To be specific, for Labor Day, planned events across the country include:

  • 80 picnics
  • 35 parades
  • 18 marches
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 11 rallies
  • 8 festivals
  • 5 celebrations
  • 3 dinners
  • 3 press conferences
  • 2 barbecues
  • 2 labor balls
  • And at least one of each: awards ceremony, bingo game, hog roast, labor statue dedication, carnival, concert, cookout, fishing derby, fundraiser, remembrance, run and wreath placement.

If you’d like to join the tens of thousands of Americans participating in one of the many events planned for Labor Day, contact your local or any of the AFL-CIO state federations and central labor councils across the country.

But not everyone gets to take the day off. Read our 2017 Labor Day survey results, which reveal that only 78% of Americans will get Labor Day off, although that number jumps to 85% for union members.

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 09/01/2017 – 13:09

Source: AFL-CIO

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