“Looking Forward on Labor Day” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
Candice Owley, president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP), joins us to discuss changes in the labor movement, including new organizing opportunities and why the new WI Working Families is a priority for WFNHP. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s Nicole Safar joins us to talk about the latest conservative assault in the state legislature to remove federal health care funding from Planned Parenthood clinics. WEDC continues supporting outsourcing, Walker’s Canadian wall and more! Listen to podcast #209
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Wisconsin Labor Day Events
Eau Claire: Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace. Solidarity walk at 10:30 am, rally at 11:00 am, picnic and prizes from Noon to 3:00 pm. Open to all. Food provided by the Greater West Central Area Labor Council. Families are encouraged to bring a packaged food item to share and lawn chairs. Nonperishable food items will be collected for a local food pantry.
Fond Du Lac: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PMLakeside Park, 555 N Park Ave, Fond du Lac 54935. Parade starts 11:00 AM at Rees & Main Streets, picnic at Oven Island in Lakeside Park, live music 1:00-3:00 PM, face painting, refreshments sold---proceeds will be donated to local organizations & charities.
Green Bay: Bay Beach Amusement Park, Bay Beach Shelter #2. Monday, September 7, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Ticket Price: $10 Adults, $5 Kids under 12 (includes: beverages and food coupons). 50/50 Raffle, face painting, book sale, bingo, speakers, live music.
Kenosha: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Saint Therese Church grounds, 91st St. & 22nd Ave. Kenosha, WI. The annual Kenosha Laborfest features booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Raffle prizes, beer tent and activities for the whole family. Rain or Shine!
La Crosse: Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Drive. Our Labor Day celebration, sponsored by the Western Wisconsin Central Labor Council, starts at 10:00 a.m. with a ten-block family-friendly parade beginning at the intersection of Gillette Street and Kane Street. After the parade, festivities will move to Copeland Park with free kids games, face painting, and other activities. Soda, beer, brats, and snacks will be offered for sale.
Madison: South Central Federation of Labor hosts LaborFest at the Madison Labor Temple at 1602 South Park St. The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 12:00 noon to 5:30 PM on Labor Day. Limited parking is available, with street parking nearby.
Milwaukee: Milwaukee Area Labor Council hosts Laborfest parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Wisconsin Workers Memorial in Zeidler Square Park (301 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee) and ends at the Summerfest Grounds (200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee). Celebration from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Henry Maier Festival Park. The event free and open to the public, sponsored by local unions and businesses.
Neenah/Fox Valley: Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah WI 10:000 AM – 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM Parade through Menasha-Neenah, corn roast, live music, paddlewheel, white elephant sale, face painting, beverage & food tents, raffle drawing at 6:00 PM.
Oshkosh: South Park Shelter, W South Park Ave & Georgia Street, Oshkosh. 10:00-5:00 PM. Old car show, corn roast, refreshments, live music, book sale, silent auction.
Racine: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Franksville Park, 9700 Northwestern Ave. Franksville, WI. Food, Beer, car show and a celebration of labor in Racine County!
Superior/Duluth: Start Labor Day the Superior Waywith coffee and doughnuts from 8:00 am to 10:00 a.m. at the ILA building at 5th and Tower in Superior.Then head to Duluth for more Labor Day festivitiesat Bayfront Festival Parkfrom 12:00 PM – 4 PM. The Duluth Central Labor Body’s 124th Labor Day Picnic includes food, drinks, and free parking thanks to the many sponsors who support the all-volunteer, all donation event.
Wausau: LT Club/Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau, Monday, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Parade is at 4:00PM and the parade line-up is at 3:00PM. Kid’s events include petting zoo from 3:00-7:00pm. KT Country will be playing 5:30PM-8:30PM. Food and drinks will be available.
On Sunday, September 6, there will be a Fundraising Pancake Breakfast at the LT Club/Wausau LaborTemple, 318 S. 3rd Ave. from 9 AM – 12:00 PM, 1 PM – 5 PM.
Wisconsin Rapids: Robinson Park, 1150 17th N St., Wisconsin Rapids, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There will be food, music, kids’ rides, raffles, and Bingo. Hosted by Wood County Labor Council.See more at Wisconsin AFL-CIO blog