Labor Day in Philadelphia

Yesterday I proudly took part in the 32nd Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, on Monday, September 2. We assembled at the Sheet Metal workers hall, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard.

Getting ready to march in OUR parade…
…honoring our history and our solidarity.
Sounds from the Avalon String Band.
John Greer, chair of the parade’s organizing committee, opening the program.
Amanda Hammock, AKA Rosie the Riveter, striking a pose for freedom.
The wrench, uh, torch passing to a new generation of Rosies.
The working people of Philadelphia, the stars of the show.

 

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Upcoming, August 26, 2019

I will join other Philadelphia-area trade unionists in the 32nd Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration, on Monday, September 2. we will assembly at the Sheet Metal Workers building, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, then march down Columbus Boulevard down to the festival pier of Penn’s Landing, where we’ll enjoy food and dancing.

I will take part in the monthly meeting of Philly For Change, which takes place at Tattooed Mom, at 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 5. There, in a laid-back atmosphere we’ll discuss serious issues and the upcoming municipal and presidential elections.

I will take part in the Annual Awards Banquet of the Philadelphia chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, held at the Spirit of Philadelphia, on Friday, September 13, 2019. There we will honor the following trade union leaders:

Linda Fields, District 1199C NUHHCE-AFSCME;

George Piasecki, President, Delaware County AFL-CIO;

Martin Williams, National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs, Boilermakers International; and

Vernon Wooddall, LIUNA Local 135.

Labor Day 2018

I will join other trade unionists in the 31st Annual Tri-State Labor Day Celebration, on Monday, September 3, 2018. we will assemble at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd (at Washington Avenue) in Philadelphia, hold a kick-off rally, them parade, towards Penn’s Landing for food, refreshments, and fun for the kids. Please take pride in being a workers-you made this economy and country-and join in the fun, you deserve it.

Happy May Day!

I am joining tomorrow with other terrific Labor activists to celebrate May Day (just a little late), the International Workers’ Holiday. The rest of the world celebrates May Day as a worker’s day, but in the US of A we’ve been programmed to think of it as a Commie subversive holiday. Well, reality has changed. There is no longer a Soviet Union to be afriaad of, and the failure of the “free market”, no-regulation capitalist model to provide for everyone, EXCEPT a plutocratic elite. The people, particularly the workers, ARE waking up and rising up.