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Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition 45th Annual Solidarity Parade and Picnic Rally Information

The event takes place on Labor Day Monday September 2nd
Parade line up area is located at 510 Broad Ave. Wilmington  CA 90744 

• Parade line up begins between 6:00 -9:00 AM  
• Starting at 8:00 am shuttle buses will transport individuals and groups from Banning Park,
1331 Eubank Ave. Wilmington CA 90744 to the parade line up area for drop off. 
• Limited parking is available at Banning Park and surrounding areas 
• Parade begins at 10:00 am sharp! 
• Parade route from 510 Broad Ave is North on Avalon Blvd.  1 mile to Banning Park 
• Entire parade route time is approximately 45 mins – 1 hour 
• Upon completion of parade a free picnic and rally will take place at Banning Park beginning at 11:00 am 
• Live entertainment and free hot dog and beverage picnic will be provided 
• At 11:30 our rally program officially begins with an opening  ceremony including,
Labor guest speakers and an introduction of elected officials concluding with music and dancing at the main stage  
• NO ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL BE ALLOWED TO GIVE SPEECHES OR CAMPAIGN,
INCLUDING ANY DISTRIBUTION OF CAMPAIGN MATERIALS!!  This is a day for LABOR!
 
• There will be 40 vendor booths of various unions and Labor organizations to distribute free informational materials,
a kid zone for children including face painting, pop corn, cotton candy, puppet show, book give away
 
• We encourage all unions, Labor organizations and the community to attend 
• Please no alcohol or drug use , smoking is prohibited in the park area 
• Picnic and Rally ends at 4:00 pm 

Remember this a day for Labor! Have a fun safe time! 

 Happy Labor Day!
In Solidarity,
Larry Barragan, Chairman

On Monday, September 2, 2024, the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition will celebrate the 45th Annual Labor Solidarity Parade and Picnic Rally. We are proud to celebrate such a significant milestone as this will be our 45th Anniversary! Working people across America are facing many challenges in the workplace, specifically artificial intelligence (AI). The question is how will AI affect working class people and their unions? We are now facing the reality of AI at the bargaining table, most recently the Writers Guild strike and SAG-AFTRA faced this threat. AI will create job loss and economic hardship to many communities. Collective bargaining is the most powerful instrument against AI along with demanding inclusion in the design, development, and implementation of such technology. We must protect workers rights as AI technology and robotics are not vested in our communities, nor do they pay taxes, pension, health and welfare funds. We must bargain cautiously and protect the future of the labor movement at all cost! Please join us on September 2, 2024, as we celebrate our 45th Anniversary. Our theme this year is: Fighting for The Future of Labor! We encourage you to participate in our Best Decorated float contest; trophies will be awarded. Be creative, festive, and original! 

Photos and Video from Past Celebrations!

The Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition is a multi union coalition whose mission is to promote positive solidarity and union activism.

HISTORY

This Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024, we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Labor Day Parade. We celebrate the contribution of many that have made our yearly Parade possible throughout the years, and those of our Union Sisters and Brothers that have passed on. It is with great pride that we look back on labor’s victories and struggles for living wages, single-payer healthcare, pensions, and work place safety.