Labor Day Parade line-up set

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By TIM ROWDEN
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SHOW YOUR UNION STRENGTH: Teamsters Local 618’s entry in last year’s St. Louis Labor Day Parade. Turn out for this year’s parade on Sept. 2 to show St. Louis is “Union Strong.” – Labor Tribune photo

The line-up has been set for this year’s St. Louis Labor Council Labor Day parade. The parade will be held in downtown St. Louis on Sept. 2 with the theme “Union Strong.”

Groups will start forming at 7 a.m. on Olive Street between Jefferson and 15th streets.

The parade will step off at 9 a.m. led by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden and Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, immediately followed by a horse-drawn trolley with performing members of the Musicians Association of St. Louis Local 2-197, then the United Way, clergy of the Faith/Labor Alliance and color guard and proceed east on Olive at 15th to Tucker Blvd., south on Tucker to Market Street, then west on Market to 15th.

John Ebeling, CWA 6300 Vice President Print and Media Sector, who is retiring this month after 44 years on the Labor Council Executive Board, will serve as Grand Marshal.

UNION LINE-UP
A lottery drawing at the Labor Council’s July meeting set the line-up for the parade. The line-up, from front to back, is as follows:
• Boilermakers & Educators (NEA) Special District
• Machinists Dist. 9, Lodges 837, 837A & B and 387
• Iron Workers Local 396
• Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 1, 2, 4, 1439, 1455
• Bricklayers/Insulators
• Sprinkler Fitters Local 268
• UFCW Locals 655, 88/Gas Workers 11-6
• Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562
• Carpenters
• Laborers Local 42, 110 and 660
• Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 282 and 2250
• Communications Workers (CWA) Local 6300/Retirees Council
• Elevator Constructors
• Stagehands (IATSE) Local 6
• Operating Engineers Locals 148 and 513
• Cement Masons
• Fire Fighters Locals 73, 2665
• AFGE Local 2182
• Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)
• Teamsters Locals 6, 600, 610, 618, 688 and Retirees
• IATSE Local 493 (Studio Mechanics)
• Roofers Local 2
• AFSCME Local 410
• SEIU Local 1 Healthcare
• Painters DC 58/Glaziers
• Postal Workers/Letter Carriers Branch 343
• Teachers Local 420
• Police
• Transit Workers Local 688
• Nurses
• Sheet Metal Workers (SMART) Local 36

 

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