The New York City Central Labor Council is calling on all unions to participate in the 2002 Labor Day celebration, which this year will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3. A Local 802 band will kick off the event at 3:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 5 p.m. The event will replace the traditional Labor Day parade.
The program will have three themes. First is a report on the future of workers, unions and the economy in New York City. Second, the event will celebrate Labor Day and the contributions of working men and women. Third is a commemoration of the Sept. 11 anniversary and a tribute to those who died in the terrorist attacks, including more than 600 union members.
The stage for the celebration will be set up directly behind the eagle statue in the southwest corner of Battery Park. Union members will gather on the main lawn area in front of the stage. To give as equal viewing of the stage as possible and make it easier to find your local, the Labor Council has divided the park into sectors. You can enter the lawn area through six entrances in the fence that surrounds it. Parking space is limited, and will be available on a first come/first serve basis.
Please join Local 802 members in Section 1 for the program. Prior to the program, we will have a table on State Street between Pearl and Bridge streets, where you can pick up your Local 802 T-shirt and refreshments.