Dear Sisters and Brothers:

We are proud to celebrate such a significant milestone as this will be our Ruby Anniversary Jubilee! Forty years ago, Labor Day in 1979 a few select unions and their leadership from the Harbor area helped organize the very first Labor Solidarity Parade followed by a rally at Banning Park in Wilmington, CA. On that day a few hundred union members marched in solidarity to demonstrate to the community the strength and unity of the union.

During that year, many union strikes and lockouts occurred, it was the beginning of the right-wing political attacks on organized labor. This Labor Day thousands of union members, labor organizations, friends, family and community will continue the tradition of marching in solidarity.

The Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition is honored to host one of the largest Labor Day Parade events in the United States, which is 100% union organized!

Our 40th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee will be the most anticipated celebration event by far.

Additionally, in celebration of our anniversary, we will be awarding a trophy to the best-decorated float. We encourage you to be creative, festive and original.

Yesterday  we organized, Today we still stand strong and Tomorrow our tradition will continue!

Help us celebrate this very special Labor Day. Our theme this year is:

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

  • Ask your Union/Association/Organization/School to endorse Labor Day
  • Donate $600 or more to help cover event expenses as a sponsoring organization
  • Mobilize members and supporters to join us for the March for Solidarity
  • Bring your union banners, t-shirts, vehicles/floats
  • If you are interested in reserving a booth for the rally, please contact Heidi Barragan (562) 552-4850

In Solidarity,

Larry Barragan, Chairman


Mail This Form to: Los Angeles/Long Beach
Harbor Labor Coalition
7844 Rosecrans Ave.
Paramount CA 90723

or Fax: (562) 595-1896
or Email: lhbarragan@yahoo.com

( ) Yes, my Union/Association/Organization/School endorses the Labor Day Parade

( ) Yes, my Union/Association/Organization/School will participate and march

( ) Yes, we will be a sponsor with a donation of:
( ) $600.00    ( ) amount $___________                     Make checks payable to “Labor Day Committee

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