Labor groups show off their solidarity at annual Labor Day march in Wilmington David Rice PUBLISHED: September 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm | UPDATED: September 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm Categories:Business, Local News, News, Uncategorized Hundreds of Union workers, friends, and family take to the streets and march in the 39th Los Angeles/Long Beach Labor Day Parade Monday morning, September 3, 2014 in Wilmington. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer) By David Rice, Correspondent “I come from a union family,” said Larry Barragan. “This is a lifestyle for me.” And on Monday, more than 6,000 people marched, cheered, chanted and lined the streets of the blue-collar community of Wilmington to show solidarity with that sentiment on Labor Day, at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition Solidarity Parade and Picnic Rally. “It’s what I’m about, said Barragan, the event’s chairman. “I was born and raised in San Pedro. I do this out of dedication for the union. It is a labor of love.” Read the entire article here!
The Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition supports the Brothers and Sisters of the Torrance PBF Refinery represented by USW Local 675 and also the affiliated unions of the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council which perform various maintenance and construction projects at the Torrance PBF and Wilmington Valero Refinery. The following letter is in regards to a misleading environmental issue that is a potential threat to good paying union jobs.