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Labor Day 2017!

It’s that time of year again! Join us to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of American workers at a location near you.

Find a Labor Day event near you!

Anaheim: Orange County Labor Federation Pre-Labor Day Celebration 

Anderson (near Redding, CA) Five Counties Central Labor Council’s 32nd Annual Labor Day Picnic

Bakersfield: Kern-Inyo-Mono Central Labor Council Labor Day Pancake Breakfast

Benicia: Napa-Solano Central Labor Council & Ironworkers Local 378 Labor Day Breakfast 

Butte-Glenn Central Labor Council Mickey Harrington Memorial Labor Day Breakfast 

Eureka: Humboldt-Del Norte Counties CLC & Building Trades Council Organized Labor’s Annual Picnic

Fresno: Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Labor Day Family Pancake Breakfast 

Los Angeles: Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council Fight Right to Work! Labor Day Event

Oakland: Alameda and San Francisco Labor Councils’ Fight for $15 & Bay Resistance Labor Day Action

Sacramento Central Labor Council Annual Labor Day Picnic 

San Bernardino and Riverside Central Labor council Labor Day Cookout

San Diego-Imperial Central Labor Council Weekend Events 

San Francisco Labor Council Annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast

San Jose: South Bay Labor Council Labor Day Picnic 2017 

Santa Rosa: North Bay Labor Council Annual Labor Day 2017 Pancake Breakfast 

Tri-Counties Central Labor Council 2017 Working Families Labor Day BBQs:

  • Ventura
  • Santa Maria

Wilmington, Long Beach: 38th Annual Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition Labor Solidarity Parade

Alameda and San Francisco Labor Councils: Fight for $15 & Bay Resistance Labor Day Action

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:    8:30 a.m. – Action/March,  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Rally Program
Where:  Action/March at McDonald’s, 1330 Jackson St., Oakland. Rally Program at Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Food & Drinks: Provided – Families and children welcome.

For more information and RSVP:  Tamara Perinea at 510.499.6788 or Eleanor Angeles at 510.499.2839

Butte-Glenn Labor Council 4th Annual Mickey Harrington Memorial Labor Day Breakfast

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where:  Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico
Admission:  Free pancake breakfast for union members, their families, and supporters

For more information: Mike Gentry, [email protected] or 530.519.5455

Five Counties CLC: The 32nd Annual Labor Day Picnic

Sponsored by the CLC, Northern CA Organized Labor Unions, and the Northern CA Building & Construction Trades Council

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Anderson River Park (Main BBQ area)
Address: 2800 Rupert Rd, Anderson, CA 96007
Admission:  Meal ticket $5.00 (include hamburger, chicken, or hot dog, beans & chips, (ages 6 & under free) – pre-sale tickets will be eligible for drawing (100% American made raffle prizes!).  Pick up pre-sale tickets at the CLC or at your local union office.
Additional Activities:  Watermelon Eating Contest at 2:00 p.m., Live Music by Fire Mountain Rock, Fishing Derby at Noon (bring your own bait & pole and come early), and soda, beer, Bingo, other concessions, and raffle tickets will be offered at a very nominal charge.

For more information:  Call Loel Yerion at 530.262.1970 or Ruth Rhodes at 530.365.0601.

Humboldt-Del Norte Counties CLC & Building Trades Council: Organized Labor’s Annual Picnic

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Sequoia Park Group Picnic Area, at the corner of W. Street & Madrone, Eureka
Admission:  A canned food donation
For more information: Call 707.758.8548

Bring your family for hamburgers, hotdogs, BBQ tri-tip, salad, beans


Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Labor Day Family Pancake Breakfast 

Sponsored by the CLC, Building Trades Council and Organized Labor

Join us for pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, and ice cream!

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (with program and fun after)
Where:  Pirates Bay at the Fresno Fairgrounds (entrance and free parking on Chance Avenue)
Admission:  $10.00 (children under 12 eat for free)
Activities:  At the Pirate’s Cove Playground, Kiddy Cake Walk, Bounce house, raffle, pet adoptions, live music, huge raffle, voter registration, community groups, and elected officials

For more information: For ticket information e-mail [email protected] or 559.269.0165


Kern-Inyo-Mono Central Labor Council Labor Day Pancake Breakfast

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where:  The Labor Hall, 200 W. Jeffrey Street, Bakersfield
Guest Speaker:  Former International Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU, Eliseo Medina
Admission:  Free to all

For more information: Call Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz at 661.809.7773 or [email protected]


38th Annual Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition Labor Solidarity Parade

Bring the whole family! Traiga toda la familia!

When:  Monday, September 4th /Lunes, 4 de Septembre
Time:  Assembly Begins at 8:00 a.m.  March departs at 10:00 a.m./Formacion empieza 8:00 a.m.  La Marcha sale 10:00 a.m.
Rally at Banning Park at 12:00 p.m./speakers, music, shuttle buses, hot dogs, soft drinks, and more/Reunion en Banning Park 12:00 p.m./voceros, musica, autobuses de transporte, hot dogs, sodas y mas
Where:  March Starts at: Broad & “E” streets, Wilmington/La Marcha Comienza en: Broad y “E” calles, Wilmington

For more information: Call the Labor Day Committee at 562.481.7275 or Labor day Committee, 7844 Rosencrans Ave., Paramount, CA 90723.  You can visit us on Facebook.


Los Angeles: Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest

Featuring Grace Potter, The Revolution & more!Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ozomatli, Poncho Sanchez, B-Side Players

When: Monday, September 4th
Time: Doors open at 11:00 AM / Show 12:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
 Grand Park,
Address: 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Buy tickets and find more information here


Monterey Bay CLC Fight Right to Work! Labor Day Event

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  Noon – Rally with BBQ at 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Watsonville Plaza, 358 Main Street, Watsonville

For more information: Glen Schaller at 831.325.8575 or [email protected]


Napa-Solano Central Labor Council & Ironworkers Local 378 Labor Day Breakfast 2017

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Ironworkers Local 378 Hall, 3120 Bayshore Rd., Benicia, 94510
Special Guest:  Eric C. Bauman, CA Democratic Party Chair
Speakers:  Congressmen Garamendi and Thompson, Senator Dodd, Assemblymembers Agular-Curry, Frazier, Grayson and more

Admission:  Adults – $30.00; children (4-12) – $5.00; children under 3 and out of work union members are free. This is a Family Friendly event, so bring the kids to see Kelly the Clown!

For more information: For tickets and sponsorship levels, please contact Daniel Espinoza at 707.246.9727 or [email protected]


North Bay Labor Council Annual Labor Day 2017 Pancake Breakfast

Join union members, activists, works families and friends as we celebrate the Working Class with Syrup!!

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  Pancake breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with program starting at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Carpenters’ Labor Center1700 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Contact:  For information, to volunteer, sponsor, hang your local’s banner, or have a table for your materials, please contact Cindi at 707.545.6970 (office) or 707.508.7894 (cell), e-mail: [email protected]


Orange County Labor Federation Pre-Labor Day Celebration

Join the Orange County Labor Federation to celebrate Labor Day! 

When:  Tuesday, August 29th
Time:  7:07 p.m.
Where:  Anaheim Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim
Admission: Purchase your tickets now!
Show your pride by wearing your union shirt!
All attendees will receive a free Angels snapback hat

Contact:  For more information and to RSVP, please call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534


Sacramento Central Labor Council Annual Labor Day Picnic 

When: Monday, September 4th
Time: 5PM-8:30PM
Where: Fairytale Town in Sacramento’s Land Park
Admission: Free for union members and their family
Activities: Live music, vendor booths, BBQ dinner, raffle prizes, and lots of fun for the kids!  Beer and wine served for a cost per ticket.  Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and relax!
RSVP:  Online:

For more information:   Contact Teresa Villasenor at 916-927-9772 or [email protected]


San Bernardino Riverside Labor Council Labor Day Cookout 

Please Join Congressman Mark Takano for a Cookout with Brothers and Sisters of Local Labor

*Congressman Takano plans an update on the state of Labor in Congress as well as address any questions or concerns going into 2018

When:  Saturday, August 26th
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where:  At the home of Stan Stosel, 782 S. University Dr., Riverside, CA 92507
Admission:  The event is free, but an RSVP is required here –> http://bitly/2w32Byh

For more information or if you have any questions: Call Charlie at 315.573.3373 or [email protected]

San Diego-Imperial Central Labor Council Weekend Events 

There are several events planned in our region to celebrate Labor Day 2017! See below:

UNITE-HERE Worker Action

When:  Friday, September 1st
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (press arrive at 10:00 a.m.)
Where:  Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsbad, 92009
Event Leader:  Rick Bates – UNITE-HERE

Pillars of the Community

When:  Saturday, September 2nd 
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:  6443 Imperial Ave., San Diego, 92114
Event Leaders:  Brisa Johnson/Reverend Lee Hill

IAM – Mossy Work Action

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  3535 College Blvd., Oceanside, 92056
Event Leader:  JP Fletcher

For more Information:  Email Brisa Johnson at [email protected]

San Francisco Labor Council Annual Pre-Labor Day Breakfast

When:  Friday, September 1st
Time:  8:00 a.m.
Where:  Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Admission:  $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10

For more information: RSVP to Emily Nelson at [email protected] or 415.440.4809


South Bay Labor Council Labor Day Picnic 2017

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Alum Rock Park, ‘Log Cabin Picnic Grounds’, 15350 Penitencia Creek Rd., San Jose

Tri-Counties Central Labor Council: 2017 Working Families Labor Day BBQ in Santa Maria

When:  Friday, September 1st
Time:  3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Pioneer Park, 1000 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria
Activities:  Food, games, raffle prizes, and fun for the kids
Cost:  Free food to union members, their families, and community allies.  With games, raffle prizes, and fun for the kids

Contributions:  If you are able to make a contribution to help us keep this picnic free, please make checks payable to the Tri-Counties CLC, and mail or drop off your contribution to the CLC at 816 Camarillo Springs Rd., Ste. G, Camarillo, CA 93012

For more information: Contact Jeremy Goldberg or Daniel Mora at 805.987.0101 or via email at [email protected]


 Tri-Counties Central Labor Council: 2017 Working Families Labor Day BBQ in Ventura

When:  Monday, September 4th
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (fun, family, friends-Marshall’s Bodacious BBQ)
Where:  Arroyo Corto Picnic Area, Ventura (take Foothill to Day Road) – Arroyo Corto Picnic area of the park
Cost:  $30 for adults /kids free (lunch and free raffle ticket)
Purchase tickets:  Make checks payable to Tri-Counties CLC; drop off checks or mail the check to Tri-Counties CLC, 816 Camarillo Springs Rd., Ste. G, Camarillo, CA 93012
Activities:  Marshall’s Bodacious BBQ, ice cream, face-painting, games for the kids, raffle prizes, and more
Sponsorship:  Contact the CLC for sponsorship opportunities and recognition