With the possibility of Hurricane Hermine drenching the Labor Day celebration with heavy rain, it would have been quite understandable if the members of Laborers’ Local 332 stayed home. Every year during Labor Day holiday, members of Laborers’ Local 332 take a long walk down Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia in celebration of the values that make being a Laborer special! It’s a day that we recognize the significant contribution of Labor to this great Nation of ours. We acknowledge our history and how Unions established the 5 day-40 hour work week, child labor laws, decent living wages, and a host of other benefits for working class people. With all of this in mind, it would have still been easy to consider the shrill warnings of the weather reports that called for torrential storms and choose to stay home.
Yes, it would have been easy…but our members are far too dedicated to give in to a rainy forecast.
The members of Laborers’ Local 332 were out in droves to highlight the importance of this year’s Labor Day Parade.
One of the major focal points in this year’s parade was the upcoming Presidential election on November 8th! Our Union sent a strong message to the Union-busting, “Right to Work” supporting, Republican nominee Donald Trump…
Forget it! We’re supporting Hillary!
Our members donned t-shirts that read “LIUNA for Hillary”. The Labor Day Parade was filled with these Orange shirts demonstrating our deep commitment to continued fight for workers rights. This is highlighted in a recent letter from LIUNA Mid-Atlantic Vice President and Regional Manager, Dennis Martire:
“The battle continues. Working people today are still under attack, even if not by the soldiers and guns of the past. We have seen the continuing onslaught of so-called “right to work” laws, attacks on public service employees and efforts to destroy family-supporting prevailing wages. While those at the top of the economic ladder rise further, wages for most workers remain stuck in neutral.”
At the Labor Day Parade, the Members of Laborers’ Local 332 showed we are ready for battle! Stay tuned!
Take a look at our Picture Gallery of the Parade