At 2017 NYC Labor Day Parade, NYC Labor Movement Shows That We’re Working Together and Leading the Way
Thank you to everyone who marched, danced, and rode up Fifth Avenue on Saturday! The NYC labor movement pulled off another successful and poignant Labor Day Parade. We were proudly led by Grand Marshal Edgar Romney, Secretary-Treasurer of Workers United SEIU, and Parade Chair James Claffey, Jr., President of IATSE Local One.
Joining NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez, NYC CLC Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, and our entire Executive Board in the front of the parade were many elected officials, including Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Fifth Avenue was filled with colorful and impressive floats, lively bands, vehicles of every kind, and thousands of proud union members and their families, holding signs for a “no” vote on the NYS Constitutional Convention and in defense of DACA. The NYC labor movement showed that we work together and lead the way, and that we are united in opposition to a Constitutional Convention.
“It’s really important in this day and age that we’re out there with one loud, unified voice,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez. “And we’re doing that today.”
Check out photos from #LDP2017 here.