September 10, 2011
The NYC Central Labor Council will hold this year’s 2011 Labor Day Parade Saturday, September 10, 2011 with a traditional solidarity march and unity parade up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Kicking off at 10:00 a.m., over 50,000 union members representing 300+ affiliated unions will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 64th Street to observe the annual holiday and contributions of working men and women. Since 1882, the New York City Labor Day Parade has been the nation’s largest and most historic gathering to commemorate Labor Day.
On the weekend of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the labor movement will remember the precious lives lost, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and honor the workers who continue to suffer health issues for their heroic work at Ground Zero. Proud members of the Uniformed Firefighters and Fire Officers Association and other uniformed service workers will lead the first union sector. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is confirmed to participate and march.
Who: The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
What: 2011 LABOR DAY PARADE AND ANNUAL LABOR MASS
When: Annual Labor Mass, St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 8:30 a.m. Celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Special 9/11 tribute performance by former NYPD Officer and Operatic Tenor Daniel Rodriguez.
Parade step off, 44th and 5th at 10:00 a.m. A special 9/11 tribute of “God Bless America” will be performed by Officer Rodriguez before the parade commences.
Where: Reviewing stand at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Press interviews with Central Labor Council officers available at 8:00 a.m. on the steps of the Cathedral or at 12:00 p.m. at the parade reviewing stand.
Contacts: Carolyn Daly, 917-705-4740 or Sean Mackell, 917-273-9426
For more information, please contact the New York City Central Labor Council at 212-604-9552