Labor Day parade held in Downtown Pittsburgh


THE FESTIVITIES. BOB? BOB: PITTSBURGH’S LABOR DAY
PARADE. IT ALWAYS KEEPS ON
COMING. MORE THAN 2.5 HOURS THROUGH
DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH. FROM UP BY FREEDOM CORNER TO
HERE AT THE REVIEWING STAND AT
BOULEVARD OF THE ALLIES, AND
STANWIX DOWNTOWN. UNION AFTER UNION, MARCHING BAND
AFTER MARCHING BAND, A MIX OF
RANK AND FILE AND THEIR
FAMILIES, UNION LEADERS, AND
ELECTED OFFICIALS PAYING TRIBUTE
TO THEIR HARD WORK AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.>>THESE HARD-WORKING MEN AND
WOMEN AND THEIR ANCESTORS, THEY
BUILT THIS GREAT CITY. AND WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE PROUD
OF. BOB: THE PRIDE, THE SOLIDARITY,
THE HOPE FOR FAMILIES’ FUTURES
SPANS GENERATIONS, PASSED ONE TO
ANOTHER.>>THIS IS MY SON, JOHNNY, JOHN
JUNIOR. HOPEFULLY, HE’S A TREE TRIMMER,
AND HE GETS THESE POWER LINES
BACK UP. BOB: BILLED AS THE LARGEST LABOR
DAY PARADE IN THE COUNTRY,
PITTSBURGH’S LABOR DAY PARADE
BROUGHT THE PRESIDENT OF SERVICE
EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL HERE. MARY KAY HENRY SAID SHE HAD TO
COME FROM WASHINGTON DC TO
PITTSBURGH, BECAUSE —
>>IT’S THE HOME OF WHERE THE
STEELWORKERS CREATED THE BEST
STANDARD OF LIVING FOR THE LAST GENERATION OF WORKERS, AND WE’RE
SUPPORTING UPMC HOSPITAL WORKERS
AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
EDUCATION WORKERS THAT ARE
TRYING TO JOIN TOGETHER AND
BUILD A UNION.>>THE KEY TO A VIBRANT MIDDLE
CLASS IN THE COUNTRY IS THE
ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO WORK HARD
EVERY DAY, BUT TO BE PAID A
LIVING WAGE AND BENEFITS, AND
THAT’S WHAT THE UNIONS HAVE ALWAYS FOUGHT FOR. BOB: AT PITTSBURGH’S LABOR DAY
PARADE, AT BOULEVARD OF THE
ALLIES AND STANWIX DOWNTOWN, BOB
MAYO, PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS

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