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Celebrate Labor Day In Pullman National Monument

Celebrate Labor Day In Pullman National Monument
At 12:30 you can Ride a Trolley Car and learn more about the history of the town and workers of Pullman, including the factory, the Florence Hotel, the company housing and the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM), the only Black Labor History Museum of its kind in the world. See the new, striking life size Mural of A Philip Randolph flanked by Pullman Porters and Firemen. Space on the Trolley is limited, and will be first-come, first-served. Our program will then start at 1:30. 

— Labor Day Across Illinois —

Aug. 29th– Labor Celebration Parade and Picnic- kids games
Location:  Parade lineup begins at 8:00 a.m. in the “pit” of the Alton Jr. High School.
Time:  Parade starts at 10 a.m. / Picnic –following parade at Gordon Moore Park, Alton, IL on hwy 140.
Contact:  Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Rick Wieckhorst 618-254-1395

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Location: Parade is in downtown Belleville, lineup starts in 4th block of South 1st St., and will end at Hough Park with the annual Picnic. Parade & Picnic open to union
members and their families ONLY and includes food, beverage and rides and games for kids.
Time: Parade - 8:00 a.m. lineup, 10:00 a.m. start / Picnic – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Bill Thurston, 618-973-3226

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade followed by a dinner in Miller Park for union members and their families. 
Theme is “”For More than Ourselves”
Location:  Downtown Bloomington – starting at Front and Madison Streets
Time:  Parade – 9 a.m. line up, 10 a.m. start / Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade followed by a Celebration of Labor and softball tournament in the park.
Location:  Downtown Urbana starting at Lincoln Square Mall. 
Time:  Parade begins at 10 a.m., picnic and tournament immediately following at Prairie Park in Urbana.  Lunch and drinks will be provided.  A State of the Labor Movement in Illinois presentation will be made.  Entertainment provided by a live band.  The annual softball tournament will begin after lunch.
Contact:  Call 217-352-1741 or call Brad Diel at 217-841-2822

Aug. 29 – Mid-Eastern Illinois CLC Labor Picnic, with food, drinks and live music.  This is the 39th year!
Location:  Fox Ridge State Park, brick pavilion, (8 miles south of Charleston on Rt. 130).
Time:  Noon until 4 PM
Contact:  Charles Delman, 217-348-7786 or Dan Kimball, 217-234-4609

Sept. 5-6 – Labor in the Pulpit/on the Bimah/in the Minbar. Launched over 15 years ago, Labor in the Pulpit/on the Bimah/in the Minbar is organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor and features union members, shop stewards and elected labor leaders speaking at over 100 religions services across the Chicagoland area. Presenters discuss how labor and faith communities work to achieve social and economic justice.
Locations: Religious services across Chicagoland
Times: Assigned according to service times
Contact: Nora Cay Ryan, 312.222.1000

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade
Location:  Parade goes down Main Street; Picnic at Lake Storey Park immediately following parade.
Time:  10:00 AM – lineup begins at 8 AM
Contact:  Randy Bryan, 309-696-7649 or E-mail the parade committee at [email protected]
Comment:  This is the longest continuously running Labor Day Parade in America celebrating 122 years!

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade
Location:  Downtown Decatur, line up on South Franklin Street at Wood Street
Time:  8 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. start
Contact:  Jennifer Huckstep or Carl Draper 217-791-1279
Sept. 7 – Picnic In The Park
Location:  Fairview Park in Decatur, IL
Time:  Immediately following parade until - 3 p.m.
Comment:  This is the 3rd annual combined picnic of all labor unions in Macon County, expecting about 1,800 participants.  Free to union sponsors, $10 for general public. Contact:  Carl Draper, 217-791-1279

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade and Picnic – Live music and petting zoo
Location:  Parade lineup begins at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Granite City on State Street between Niedringhaus & 18th Streets and will go to Wilson Park for picnic
Time:  Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
Contact:  Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Mike Fultz 618-931-7212, cell 618-409-4314

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade with a theme 
Location: Parade - Downtown Peoria – Free Bus Rides Provided by ATU Local #416 and Citylink from the Riverfront to downtown Peoria for the parade.  Labor Day Party – on the Riverfront at parade’s end. There will be food music & fun for all!
Time:  Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Contact:  Michael Everett, 309-645-4901

Sept. 7 – 32nd Annual Labor Day Parade Quad Cities Celebration
Location:  East Moline
Time:  Lineup at 9 a.m. at John Deere Harvester Works parking lot at 1100 13th Avenue in East Moline.
Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and proceeds along 15th Avenue.
Contact:  Josh Schipp, 309-738-6536  

Sept. 7 - Labor Day Picnic – food, games, music, door prizes. Free to all union members and their families.  Expect 800 - 1,000 people.
Location:  Machinists Lodge 822, 2929 North 5th Street, Quincy
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., dinner from 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Contact:  Western Trades & Labor Assembly President Ross Miller at 314-739-6200
Special Request:  Each family is asked to bring 1 or more non-perishable food items for charity when attending the picnic.

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade with the theme of “We Are Unions Marching Strong.”
Time:  10:00 a.m., lineup at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Rockford
Special Note:  A float contest for the unions will be held at 7:30 a.m. and winners will be announced and ribbons placed on the floats prior to the start of the parade. 
Contact:  Bill Corey, 815-968-1411, [email protected]
Sept. 7 – We Are One Picnic – This is an all-union picnic immediately following the parade at Davis Park in downtown Rockford.  The picnic will go until 3:00 p.m.  Meal tickets are $5 in advance (or $7 at the gate) and beer tickets are $2.50 in advance (or $5 at the gate).  This is a family-friendly event with free games and activities for kids!  To reserve tickets in advance, contact Trisha Welte at 815-986-4822 or [email protected].

Sept. 7 – Labor Day Parade immediately followed with a picnic – burgers, brats, hotdogs, soda, water and ice cream.  Bounce houses for young and old, live entertainment, beer sales available.
Location:  Downtown Springfield – Jefferson Street to 5th, 5th to Capitol, Capitol to 6th, 6th to Washington
Time:  9 a.m. line-up, 10 a.m. start
Contact:  Scott Saunders, 217-725-9794

Aug. 28 through Sept. 7 – DuQuoin Illinois State Fair
Labor Pavilion will be open each day of the fair and is sponsored by The Egyptian Building Trades
Twilight Parade will be held at 6pm on August 28th for union members walking with the Union float(s) – Please arrive early
Labor Day Picnic Celebration will be held on September 7th, starting at 11am on the North side of the Fairgrounds. (Free barbeque and music for union members and their families.)
Location: All events will be at the DuQuoin State Fair Grounds, just off Route 51 in DuQuoin, IL
Contact:  Jason Woolard, 618-932-2102

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