Once again, thousands of families will celebrate Labor Day with a Parade and Laborfest in Detroit. Local 892 will be one of many locals who will participate.
Labor Day is an opportunity to demonstrate Labor's strength and solidarity. A large turnout will show candidates for public office this election year that workers stand united in our commitment to economic fairness and social justice.
Laborfest will include top musical acts at a free entertainment stage; food and beverage booths; attractions for children including a moonwalk, face painting, and clowns, and exhibits from many unions and community groups. Food and drink tickets will be made available to all Local 892 participants at no charge. Marchers will also receive a free T-shirt.
Our fifth annual Laborfest will take place on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2001. Laborfest grounds will open at approximately 10 a.m. and close at around 3:30 p.m.
STAGING:The parade this year will stage on Woodward Avenue from Mack/Martin Luther King to Warren and proceed SOUTH on Woodward. Local 892 will be staging on Woodard Ave. between Garfield and Canfield.
PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUSES:We are urging marchers to park on the roof of COBO Hall. Marchers will take the shuttle bus to their staging area.
As an option Local 892 members can meet at our union hall located at 601 Woodland Drive, Saline MI 48176. Please be present by 7:30 am. From there we will drive down to the roof of COBO Hall.
THEME:The theme for the parade is: "WE BUILT THIS CITY" and was chosen to highlight the importance of the labor movement in the growth of Detroit over the pasted 300 years.