Annual United Labor Picnic a day of fun for workers, their families

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 2 at 5:57 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --The 14th Annual Greater Louisville United Labor Picnic brought  thousands of union members from across Kentuckiana to the Louisville Zoo for  food, fun, and time together in solidarity on Labor Day

The annual picnic  honors the working people and their families in our community. 

"Union people work hard all year long, and time off is more and more precious," Charlie Clephas, retired pipefitter and President of the Picnic, said. "Labor Day began over 100 years ago, when working people stood up together and said, 'we need a break.' We get together on Labor Day to relax, and to remind ourselves, and the rest of the community, that that time off was bought with a price. We also remind each other that we still have to stand up together in solidarity to protect the American Dream." 

Todd Dunn, President of the UAW, described a better outlook on job creation this year.

Democratic candidate for senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes, stopped by the picnic to say thank you to all the union workers and their hard work.

The Picnic also gives back to the community in support of ZooKids, an effort to raise money to bring special kids to the Louisville Zoo that may not otherwise have the opportunity.




 

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