Mott's workers join the Rochester Labor Council Parade Committee to help organize this year's event. Left to Right are: John Walsh, RWDSU Local 220, Anthony Cuchiarale, Margaret Sargent, Mike LeBerth (President RWDSU Local 220), Jon Garlock and Rick Sanchez. Absent: CSEA Local 828 parade committee chair Holly Gudonis. (photo by Bess Watts)
Rochester, N.Y.-- Monday, September 6, 2010 will mark the 25th Annual Rochester Labor Day Parade, hosted and coordinated by the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
|Rochester area CSEA workers and their families |
gather before the 2009 Rochester Labor Day Parade.
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(photo by Ove Overmyer)
This year's event will feature more than 40 unions with an expected participation by more than 5,000 marchers. The Rochester Labor Day Parade is one of upstate New York's largest annual parades. This year's theme, "Walk with the workers who make Rochester run!" recognizes the hard work, time and dedication thousands of workers contribute to our local workforce.
As in past years, this year's parade will be lead by Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Jim Bertolone, members of the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO Executive Committee as well as Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO staff and interns.
CSEA celebrates 100 year anniversary
CSEA Statewide President Danny Donohue will be one of the honorary Grand Marshall's this year. To read President Donohue's Labor Day message, you can go here. CSEA will be positioned second in line for the march, directly behind the Mott's workers (RWDSU) and the special dignitaries. Members who are willing to participate in this event will meet at the corner of Strathallan Park and East Aveune at 10:30 am the morning of the parade. Click here for more parade details.
Immediately preceding the parade will be a 10 am press conference and rally supporting the labor community's agenda and support of our brothers and sisters from RWDSU Local 220. The Mott's workers have been on strike at Mott's in Williamson, NY. since May 23. During the Labor Day press conference, President Bertolone will put forward our agenda while introducing local labor leaders and workers who are struggling to make ends meet in today's economic climate.
*What: Labor's Annual Labor Day Press Conference and Rally
*Where: In front of the Boy Scouts of America Building, 474 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y.
*When: Monday, September 6, 20010, 10 am
*What: Labor Day Parade
*Where: Rochester, NY - Beginning at East Avenue and Alexander Streets, continuing west to the Liberty Pole, turning southwest down Main Street to Plymouth Avenue.
*When: Monday, September 6, 2010, Parade begins at 11am
*Who: 5,000 plus union members, activists and community leaders
|Rochester area CSEA members gather at the home of Bess Watts|
and Anne Tischer on August 29 to build this year's float
for the upcoming Rochester Labor Day Parade on September 6.
(photo by Val)