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Join the 2015 Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Get out your marching shoes

Come out for an "old-fashioned, union-made" parade when the biggest and longest-running Labor Day parade in the Carolinas returns to Charlotte in 2015, featuring local union floats and marchers as well as stepping groups, bands, and more.

What: Charlotte Labor Day Parade
When: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM (pre-parade assembly at 8:30 AM)
Where: Assemble at 701 North College St, Charlotte, NC 28202; parade route begins at the Hal Marshall Center and ends at College and 3rd Streets.

From the press release:

The 16th annual Charlotte Labor Day Parade will be held Monday September 7th at 11 am. Organized by the Labor Day Parade Committee in conjunction with local labor unions, the parade honors the accomplishments of organized labor in our country, our region, and in our community. The parade runs down North Tryon Street from 9th Street through the Square, turning on 3rd Street, then turning onto College Street and ending. It 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".

DATE AND TIME: Monday September 7th at 11 am. Pre-parade assembly begins at 8:30 am at 701 North College Street

ROUTE: Parade begins at the Hal Marshall Center, proceeding down Tryon Street, through the Square, turning left onto 3rd Street, and ending at College and 3rd Streets.

CONTACT: Ben Lee, parade chairman - 704-877-6916 - [email protected]
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Hope to see you there. Always remember those who fought, suffered, and died for our worker rights, the 40 hour week, vacations, healthcare, grievance structure, and the never ending fight against discrimination, intimidation and harassment. Please never take it for granted.

Register your union to participate!

For 2015 the Charlotte Labor Day Parade is trying to increase union participation in our annual parade. If your labor union has not participated in our parade or not participated lately, we invite you to participate without the usual sponsoring fee. Our parade is one of the few ones organized by Labor to properly honor the accomplishments of organized Labor. It is properly held on Labor Day Monday in uptown Charlotte. It features labor unions, bands, political candidates, civic groups, car clubs, beauty queens, and a clown. Press coverage is there. The parade is not a long route but a prominent one - down north Tryon Street through the Square and the heart of the business district.

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

Send a note with the information below by mail to Ben Lee - Parade chairman, Charlotte Labor Day Parade, 2818 temple Lane, Charlotte NC 28205.

  1. participant's name
  2. type of group
  3. contact person
  4. telephone number
  5. e-mail address

NOTE: By signing up for the Charlotte Labor Day Parade all participating groups pledge that they will not throw anything to the lineside crowd per local ordinance, will maintain proper decorum, and bring no disrespect to/against the labor movement.

Volunteers are also need to help in planning, marshalling, marching. Contact us for meeting schedules and details.