Celebrate Labor on Labor Day

Scroll down to find a local event to celebrate Labor Day.

Can you name 6 steps we could take to do right by workers? Robert B. Reich can…

Robert Reich, the Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and the subject of the documentary “Inequality for All,” shares a Labor Day message about how we can do better by workers. In the video, he urges us to sign his petition to pressure McDonald’s and Walmart’s CEOs to pay their workers a fair wage of $15/hour.

We need:
1. A living wage;
2. A larger income tax credit;
3. Universal affordable childcare;
4. Good schools so every American can move up;
5. Universal affordable health insurance;
6. Union rights.

Find a local event to celebrate Labor Day!

Regions 1 & 6

Labor Day Weekend Kickoff in San Jose
Friday, August 29, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
South Bay Labor Council
2102 Almaden Road, San Jose

The South Bay Labor will host NASH FM 92.3 to honor working families by participating in the Friday of 10,000 Flags! Station personalities will be on site from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Workers from all over The Bay Area are invited to come by, grab some flags & t-shirts, and kick off Labor Day weekend as we honor workers in America.  Join us in raising our flags!

Labor Day Picnic in San Jose
Monday, September 1, 11:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Alum Rock Park, San Jose (Log Cabin Picnic Grounds)
Limited free parking passes: first come, first served
Activities: BBQ, Volleyball Tournament, Playground, Face Painting, and Arts & Crafts booth
RSVP: 408.606.2060 or Lita@southbaylabor.org

Region 2

Labor Day Picnic 2014 in Santa Cruz
Monday, September 1, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (BBQ lunch served from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
DeLaveaga Park, 401 Upper Park Rd., Santa Cruz
Enjoy some good BBQ and good company – Bring the family – Solidarity songs and more
Contribution: $15.00 per person
For more information: 831.422.4626 Ext. 11

Region 3

Annual Labor Day Picnic in Merced
Monday, September 1, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rotary Cove Lake, Yosemite Lake Blvd., Merced
For more information: Jerry Hunsucker at 558.285.1181

Region 4

Labor Day Pancake Breakfast in Fresno
Monday, September 1, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (with program and fun after)
Pirates Bay at the Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno.
Admission: $10.00 (children under 12 eat for free)
For ticket information, please call (559) 275-1151.
Flyer (PDF)

Region 5

Free Labor Day Pancake Breakfast in Bakersfield
Monday, September 1, 7 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Central Labor Hall, 200 W. Jeffrey Street, Bakersfield
Come enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee, friends, family, fun, a raffle, prizes and guest speakers!
For more information: Rob England at (661) 364-7101 or click here.

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