Celebrate Labor Day and Kick Off Labor 2016

Labor Day Parades and Labor 2016

On Labor Day, we carve out time to recognize and honor the wonderful achievements of America’s working people. Many of us will spend the day with close family and dear friends at a barbecue, picnic or another community event. While we enjoy the fellowship of our loved ones, it is important to reflect on what strengthens and nurtures the lives and communities of working people and how we can continue to protect our ability to make a good living that will sustain our families.

Watch this inspiring Labor Day video by AFGE:

This Labor Day, we are asking working families across the country to take action and commit to improving the lives of all working people by voting, for a better life. On November 8, 2016, working people will flock to the polls to support policies and candidates that are dedicated to creating fundamental, lasting change for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

For more information, contact Aiden Graham at aiden@aiden@aflcionc.org or 919-833-6678 ext 16.

Parade in Charlotte

What: Labor Day Parade in Charlotte

When: September 05, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Where: Hal Marshall Center, 700 Tryon St , Charlotte, NC 28202

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/labor-day-parade-in-charlotte

Celebrate the American worker at Charlotte’s 17th annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5th, 2016. The parade will start at the Hal Marshall Center, 701 North Tryon Street, at 11:00 a.m., and will proceed down Tryon Street, past the square, turning left onto 3rd Street, and ending up at College and 3rd Street. The parade features labor union floats, vehicles, marchers, political candidates, stepping groups, bands, car clubs, beauty queens and community groups. For parade participants assembly will begin at 8:30am at 701 North College St. For more information about how to get involved call 704-877-6916 or email laborparade@aol.com. https://charlottelabordayparade.shutterfly.com/

Parade in Canton

What: 110th Annual Labor Day Parade in Canton

When: September 05, 2016, 11:00 AM

Where: USW 507, 35 Park St , Canton, NC 28716

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/110th-annual-labor-day-parade-in-canton

Join us for a march in Downtown Canton, NC for the 110th Annual Labor Day Commemoration. This is a milestone year for USW 507, who are marking their 50th anniversary. The Town of Canton is commemorating this milestone by inviting our Steelworker brothers and sisters to serve as Grand Marshals for the parade. USW 507 Local President, Keith Jenkins, has invited all union members and their families to join them in marching at the front of the parade. To do so please meet up at the Union Hall at 9:30am on Monday, September 5th and wear your union t-shirts. Refreshments will be served at the hall before and during the parade. For more information, contact Anthony Rickman at 828-734-1942 or rickman692002@yahoo.com. http://www.cantonlaborday.com/

Phone Banks

In Fayetteville

What: Greater Sandhills CLC Phone Bank

When: Tuesday, Sept 6th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: USW Local 959, 280 McCloskey Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311

In Greensboro

What: Triad CLC Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, Sept. 7th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: CWA Local 3607, 129 Industrial Ave, Greensboro, NC 27406

In Raleigh

What: Triangle Labor Council Phone Bank

When: Thursday, Sept. 8th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: NC State AFL-CIO, 1408 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Labor 2016 Kick-Off Canvass

In Charlotte

What: Southern Piedmont CLC Canvass

WhenSaturday, Sept. 10th from 10:0 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: IBEW Local 379, 1900 Cross Beam Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/charlotte-labor-2016-canvass

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