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2011 Labor Day Events

Jeremy Sprinkle
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On the air

Tune into 101.5 and 99.9 FM in the Triangle at 7:30am on Sunday for an interview with NC State AFL-CIO President, James Andrews, on the program News & Views with the director of NC Policy Watch, Chris Fitzsimon.

Click here for a preview of what James had to say.

A podcast of the Sunday broadcast of News & Views will be available on Monday on the NC Policy Watch website.

In the pulpit

NC State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, MaryBe McMillan, will speak at the Labor Day service on Sunday (9/4) at 10:30am at the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514.

In Charlotte

The annual Charlotte Labor Day Parade will be held Monday, September 5th at 11 am. Click here to RSVP for the 2011 Charlotte Labor Day Parade!

Organized by the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee in conjunction with the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, the parade honors the accomplishments of organized labor in our country, our region, and in our community. The parade through uptown Charlotte features local labor union floats, vehicles, and marchers. The parade also features political candidates, stepping groups, bands, car clubs, beauty queens, and community groups. Come on out for “an old fashioned parade – union made”.

When: Monday September 5th at 11 am. Pre-parade assembly begins at 9 am at 701 North College Street

Where: Parade begins at the Hal Marshal Center, proceeding down Tryon Street, through the Square, and ending at Tryon and 3rd Streets.

For more information, contact the parade chairman, Ben Lee, at 704-877-6916 or [email protected].

Find the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee online at and on Facebook at

In Canton

The Town of Canton, NC and Haywood County have been holding Labor Day celebrations for 105 years! Actually, it's a multi-day extravaganza of free music, food, crafts, and of course, a parade!

Click here for more information about North Carolina's longest running Labor Day celebration.