As workers across the country continue to organize and strike for better lives another Labor Day is nearly upon us. Labor Day is when we honor the hard work and sacrifices workers have made for fair wages, safe working conditions and more. On Labor Day weekend there will be several events across Maine and New Hampshire for working people to gather in the spirit of solidarity and celebrate the true meaning of the holiday along with food, music and rousing labor speeches.
In addition, to Labor Day festivities in Portland, Augusta and Brewer, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO will feature International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien and pro-labor Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) as speakers at its annual Labor Day Breakfast. President O'Brien, who is coming off a historical agreement between the Teamsters and UPS, is a fiery and inspiring union leader, so if you live in far Southern Maine you won't want to miss it!
Central Maine Labor Council Cook-Out & Rally in Augusta - Sun. Sept. 3
The Central Maine Labor Council will hold its annual cookout and celebration on Sunday, September 3, from 11 am to 1pm at Mill Park at 1 Northern Ave. in Augusta. The event will be followed by a car rally to support state employees fighting for a fair contract at 1pm. If you plan to attend please RSVP to email@example.com
Southern Maine Labor Council Breakfast - Mon, Sept. 4
The Southern Maine Labor Council will be holding its annual *free* Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 4th from 8-10 am at the Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St, Portland Doors open at 7 am) Local unions are encouraged to bring banners for a short march at the end. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so reservations are required! Please RSVP by Sept. 1 to Elizabeth O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Maine Labor Council Labor Day Celebration - Mon. Sept. 4
The Eastern Maine Labor Council and Food AND Medicine will host a Labor Day Celebration on Monday, September 4th from 4:30-7pm at the Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St, Brewer. There will be local burgers, hotdogs, potluck and dessert. Suggested donation: $5 kids <12 free, $12/family
New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast — Mon. Sept 4
The New Hampshire AFL-CIO will feature International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien and pro-labor Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) at its 2023 Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 4th at the DoubleTree Armory Ballroom, 700 Elm Street Manchester in Manchester. The doors open at 8am with breakfast starting at 8:30 and the speaking program beginning at 9am.
We hope to see you at one of these events this Labor Day!