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Labor Day Events Across Pennsylvania – Enjoy And Celebrate The American Worker!


On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of working people across America.  Around the country, people are taking action and fighting back against hatred and intolerance.  As we join together to celebrate our movement with fellow union members and neighbors, we also remember the importance of working together to protect the freedoms and gains unions and workers have accomplished.

Saturday, September 2

Blair-Bedford CLC and Johnstown-Somerset CLC
Altoona Labor Day Parade

Step Off at 10am
Green Avenue and Ninth Street
Altoona, PA 16601

Labor Hall Picnic
Starts at 11am
Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council
302 East Wopsononock Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601

Sunday, September 3

Greater Westmoreland CLC
Labor United Celebration
Sunday, September 3: 10am -7pm &
Monday, September 4: 10am – 7pm
Northmoreland Park
280 Markle Rd, Apollo, PA 15613

Lancaster County CLC
Labor Day Picnic at the Ball Park
Time: 1:30-3:30
Clipper Stadium,
650 North Prince Street,
Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday, September 4

Allegheny-Fayette County CLC
Labor Day Parade

Step Off at 10am
1200 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Greater Wilkes-Barre CLC
Labor Day Festival
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Kirby Park
160 Market Street,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704

Harrisburg Regional CLC
Labor Day Breakfast

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
AFSCME Conference Center
150 South 43
rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Lehigh Valley CLC
Pete DePietro Labor Day Picnic

Time: 12pm – 5pm
Wayne Grube Park
1200 Willowbrook Road
Northampton, PA 18067

Mercer County CLC
Buhl Day Parade

Step Off at 9:30
Assembling Location:
2525 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148

Northwest PA ALF
Labor Day Parade

Step Off at 10am
th and State Street (to Perry Square)
Erie, PA 16501

Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
29th Annual Tri-State Family Celebration and Parade

Parade Time: Speaking program at 9am / Step off at 10am
Sheetmetal Workers LU 19
1301 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Celebration Time: Starts at 11:30 AM
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Greater Scranton CLC
Wreath Placement at Mitchell Statue
Time: 10:00am
Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 North Washington Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503

Washington-Greene CLC 
Labor Day Picnic

Time: 1pm – 4pm
South Strabane Fireman’s Picnic Grounds
1696 East Maiden Street
Washington, PA 15301

York-Adams CLC
Labor Day Fishing Derby

Time: 8:00am, Awards at 11:30am
Kiwanis Lake
Pennsylvania Avenue & Parkway Blvd
York, PA 17404

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Union, two Philly airport contractors reach deal to negotiate labor pact

By Tom MacDonald

– A new agreement aims to prevent future labor strife at Philadelphia International Airport. It’s also designed to bring about a first-of-its-kind contract with hundreds of workers from wheelchair attendants to baggage handlers.

The deal establishes a process for two airport contractors and the Service Employees International Union to work out a labor accord, said Michael Minerva, a vice president at American Airlines.

“Under the law that will apply here, it will put an end to the threat of labor disruptions among these groups,” he said Tuesday of the previously unrepresented workers.

The agreement is a big step toward ensuring living wages for the men and women who work for the airport contractors, said Gabe Morgan of the SEIU.

“Now they finally have a process where they know their rights are going to be respected, their union is going to be recognized, and they will have the contract they have been fighting for for a long time,” Morgan said.

Airport worker Alfred Williams said he’s proud of the work he and others do, and he wants to be paid a fair wage.

“It will help a lot of people who are struggling to not struggle anymore,” he said after the agreement was announced. “The pathway to middle class starts here and it starts now.”

Workers have gone out on strike many times over the years, trying to win representation and a contract.

The agreement allows for six months of negotiations before both sides will be forced into an arbitration process.

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A Few Thoughts About Statues We Pass By Everyday!!!!!

– If You identify with what a statue stands for then admire it, If you oppose what a statue stands for, then let it serve as a reminder of a part of history you choose not repeat!

Let’s not let differences over statues define us as people and divide us as Americans!

We’re Bigger Then That!!

Joe Dougherty

8/26 Mayweather/McGregor @ Bricklayers Local-1 Union Hall For Union Solidarity Night in Conjunction w/Saturday Night Live w/PhillyLabor Radio Presents:

*******A Union Solidarity Night – Featuring Mayweather V. McGregor *******

“All Philadelphia Area Union Brothers, Sisters & Friends Of Labor Welcome”

  • Date – Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • Doors Open at 8pm
  • Tickets – $35.00 – Available At the Door Or In Advance At:
  • Includes a 4 Hr Select Beer Open Bar
  • Location – Bricklayers Local 1 Union Hall In The Black Lake Room at: 2706 Black Lake Place, Philadelphia, Pa. 19154 (1 Block North of Southampton Rd. and McNulty Rd.)

* Proceeds To Benefit The Joseph J. Dougherty Legal Defense Fund

For Additional Information, See Flier at

6/17 – Sat Night Live w/PhillyLabor Radio Featuring Plumbers Local 690 Business Manager, John Kane, Philadelphia Deputy Mayor For Labor, Rich Lazer and Atty. Sam Pond

6/17 – Tonight At 7pm On TALK RADIO 1210 WPHT, Saturday Night Live w/PhillyLabor Radio Features Plumbers Local 690 Business Manager, John Kane, Philadelphia Deputy Mayor For Labor, Rich Lazer and Atty. Sam Pond

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