Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A Labor Day Message from Business Manager Paul L. Cameron
Summer's winding down. School's are opening back up and the last holiday of the season is right around the corner.
Labor Day isn't just a three-day weekend brought to you by the labor movement - it's a celebration of the people who make up that movement: us! From the very beginning, Labor Day was created to honor working people, our contributions to this country and our political rights and achievements.
The Central Labor Union in New York City held the first Labor Day parade on September 5, 1882, giving birth to a tradition that quickly spread across the nation. Unions, labor councils, cities, and eventually all 50 states adopted the holiday and continue to celebrate labor and working people every year on the first Monday of September.
We too are doing our part to keep the tradition alive and there's no better way to do that than to enjoy the day off with our brothers and sisters. All of us in Local 459 look forward to another year of building union power and as always remember, we are stronger together!
Enjoy yourselves, be safe, and a Happy Labor Day from Local 459 to you and your families.
2015 Labor Day Parade
Members and their families are invited to take part in one of the largest Labor Day Parades in the U.S.A. Local 459 will once again have a presence in the Allegheny County Labor Council - Pittsburgh, PA Labor Day Parade with a cookout to be held afterwards.
- Parking is available at parking lot 7A near PNC Park (see map on back)
- Shirts and hats will be distributed in parking lot 7-A from 8:00- 9:30 a.m. prior to walking to the staging area on Liberty Ave.
- To access the 459 starting area on Liberty Ave., enter Liberty Ave. from 21st Street (See map on back)
- Prior to the Parade, check EVENTS page on the web site for updates
Once again, a cookout with Local 29 has been planned immediately following the parade at the parking lot 7A near PNC Park.
Click the image below for a list of union made products for your Labor Day BBQ's