LABOR DAY PARADE
Perhaps the Labor Council’s most visible event is the annual Labor
Day Parade, revived by the Council in 1986 after 64 years.
In 2011, forty unions participated, sending more than 3,000 members. Several bands, over a hundred vehicles, and several community groups
accompanied the marchers and a large crowd turned out to cheer the parade.
Affiliates of the Council are encouraged to participate in the
planning process by sending representatives to planning meetings. 2012 parade planning meeting dates are listed here.
Key aspects of the parade's planning and execution include:
- parade planning meetings involving
delegates from Labor Council affiliates and other groups participating
in the parade
- developing the actual parade formation including the sequencing of divisions and units
- distributing parade posters and other publicity materials
- publicizing the parade route
- ordering official parade t-shirts
- recruiting and orienting parade Marshals
- communicating parade information to affiliates
and their members