Labor Day 2016

On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. This year, the annual celebration comes during a critical election cycle. Many of us will spend the day with close family and friends at a barbecue, picnic or other community event. While we enjoy the company of our loved ones, it also is important to reflect on the best ways working people can continue to make our voices heard in our economy and democracy.

This Labor Day, we are asking working families across the country to take action and commit to improving the lives of all working people by using their right to Vote. For a Better Life. As you celebrate the holiday this year, incorporate the importance of voting into your festivities!

Labor Day Picnic

The annual Labor Day Picnic and Celebration of the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District will be held from Noon to 5 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2016, at Cook Park in Colonie.

This year’s theme is “Labor and Environmental Justice.” Awards will be presented to three individuals who exemplify work towards justice in those fields.

It is a potluck picnic, so please bring a dish to pass: main dish, salad, or dessert.  The Solidarity Committee will provide hamburgers, hot dogs (with vegetarian offerings, as well), and beverages.

There will be music by the Solidarity Singers,some short speeches, and a silent auction.  Also there will be a donation box for UAW local 1508 union members who are currently locked out by Honeywell in Green Island.

As always, the event is free and open to the public!