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Labor Day Parade Strolls Downtown

Many different unions hit the streets on foot, in trucks and even on their Harleys.

By - Sep 4th, 2018 02:27 pm
Rosie the Riveter on Stilts at Labor Day Parade 2018. Photo by Jack Fennimore.

Rosie the Riveter on Stilts at Labor Day Parade 2018. Photo by Jack Fennimore.

Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the union members in the Labor Day Parade 2018.

The annual parade by Milwaukee Area Labor Council (AFL-CIO) carried union members from Zeidler Union Square Park to the Henry Maier Festival Park, where they celebrated Laborfest. The free festival included live music, a classic car show, and more according to AFL-CIO’s website.

Many different unions proudly strolled the streets of Downtown on foot, in trucks, and even on their Harleys. Iron Workers Local 8 had a live demonstration of rivet forging as they drove down on top of a flatbed. We even got a surprise appearance by Rosie the Riveter herself on stilts.

If you would like to support the parade and Laborfest, then you can make a tax-deductible donation to Labor Community@Work via AFL-CIO’s website or by contacting your local union leadership to volunteer.

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