This year’s theme: ‘Fighting for All Workers’
After last year’s cancellation of – well, everything – Labor Day parades are back on the calendar this year.
This year’s St. Louis Labor Council Parade will be held Monday, Sept. 6, in downtown St. Louis, with the theme “Fighting for All Workers,” said Pat White, president of the Labor Council.
“We are encouraging union participation and would like a show of real solidarity from our St. Louis Labor unions!” White said.
The Labor Council is encouraging unions to sign-up for participation in the parade as soon as possible to help with planning. A sign-up form was sent to area unions last week.
Unions wishing to march in the parade with sister locals should indicate that on their parade application.
Unions celebrating a significant anniversary, such as 25 or 50 years or more, should contact the Labor Council in advance to secure special front-line placement in the parade.
The entry fee is $275 per union and $75 per retiree group.
PLACEMENT BY LOTTERY
Unions must to register with the Labor council by Friday, July 16, to be included in the line-up placement, which will be determined by lottery at the July 20, St. Louis Labor Council Delegate meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m. at IBEW Local 1 Hall, 5850 Elizabeth Ave. Unions must have their information in before the meeting to be included in the drawing.
No candy or other items may be thrown to spectators from floats or trucks. Unions must have walkers alongside their floats or trucks if they want to hand out anything to spectators to guard against children running into the street and causing possible injury.
For more information, visit stlclc.org/2021-labor-day-parade-information, or call the Labor Council at 314-291-8666.