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A Look Back At The 2017 Buffalo Labor Day Parade: Unions Make America Great Again!

September 6, 2017

By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

South Buffalo, NY – Under a theme of Unions Make America Great Again! – a bevy of Western New York Labor Unions and their Membership came together on Labor Day 2017 (Monday, September 4th) to march in the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s 2017 Labor Day Parade.

“This (theme) ‘was chosen on purpose to take a reality and keep it from being a torn apart by that con man’ in Washington, D.C.,” Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz told WNYLaborToday.com just before the parade started, expressing his concerns about the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

“(Labor) has ‘concerns all over place, including the cuts that are being made to programs that help Working Class People.’  ‘We also have fears he will get us into a war and that he caters to the worse elements of this country when it comes to racism,’” Lipsitz said.

However, a just-released Gallop Poll shows the popularity of Labor Unions “has gone up,” he added and Organized Labor keeps piling up organizing victories across the country, with more and more Non-Union Members making the decision to Go Union from coast to coast. (Read the Labor News Report, Headlined: Just In Time For Labor Day Weekend: Gallup Poll Shows At 61%, Labor Union Approval Is Its Best Since 2003) To read more click on the following link

September 6, 2017

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