Every month we’ve had reason to celebrate this year. Many co-workers have trained and stepped forward as union stewards, worksite leaders, bargaining team members and activists. Many have signed petitions, signed new membership cards, signed up to build our power with COPE and volunteered to build our organization – your organizaton, SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin. Together we’ve improved workplaces and achieved new contracts with better pay and higher standards to help us deliver the best possible patient care.
This Monday, September 2nd is our annual holiday jubilee that according to the United States Department of Labor, is “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
The Wisconsin Labor Movement holds Labor Day Events across our State. Hopefully you enjoy this day with those you love, including fellow union sisters and brothers at our Labor Day celebrations described below. Please attend as you are able!
Happy Labor Day, 2019!
Ramon Argandona, President
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin
Labor Fest 2019 Sponsored by Fox Valley Area Labor Council
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10am – 6pm
Parade 10am, Menasha (Racine & Broad St) through Neenah (Downtown).
Festival: 11-5 PM at the Neenah Labor Temple, 157 N Green Bay Rd, Neenah, WI
12 noon- 5 PM – Live Music TIME MACHINE
11 AM-5 PM Festival: Corn Roast, Food, Beverage Tent, Raffles, Family Fun Bouncers, Slushies, Face Painting, Balloons, Rummage & Crafts. Free admission and public welcome.
Hosted by the Fox Valley Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
La Crosse Labor Day Parade & Fest ’19 • LaCrosse
Monday, September 02, 2019 • 10:00 AM Parade
Copeland Park, La Crosse • 1130 Copeland Park Dr, La Crosse, WI
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin members will be meeting at the intersection of George and Gillette Street in front of Gordy’s Market in North La Crosse at 9:30am sharp
The parade is 10 blocks long and ends at a Copeland Park where there will be a picnic, raffle, bingo and other games SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin members are welcome to bring family and friends
Hosted by Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO
Laborfest ’19 · Hosted by South Central Federation of Labor • Madison
Monday, September 2 at Noon – 5:30PM
Madison Labor Temple 1602 S Park St, Madison, WI
Free and open to the public. Live Music including by bands like the Jimmy’s and Chris O’Leary Band. Family-friendly activities include magic shows, face painting, a bounce house, balloon twister, and a caricature artist.
SCFL’s Community Services Committee will be collecting deodorant, small bottles of laundry detergent, liquid body wash, shampoo, hand/body lotion, and food gift cards for homeless students in the Madison area.
Laborfest Milwaukee · Hosted by Milwaukee Area Labor Council • Milwaukee
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11am – 5pm
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin will meet up at 10:30am to line up for the parade and distribute t-shirts. We generally meet near Zeidler Park; our staging area specifically is on W. Michigan St. between
3rd St. and Vel R. Phillips Ave (former 4th St.). Members are welcome to bring family and friends.
11am Henry W. Maier Festival Park – 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
11am March to LaborFest at the Summerfest grounds
Noon LaborFest opens at the Summerfest grounds (*** Free parking is available on the south end of the Summerfest grounds). FREE and open to the public!
Festival offers free entertainment all day long for the kids and family.
Wausau Area Labor Day Parade • Wausau
Monday, September 2
Line up for parade at 3pm from 3rd Ave to Cherry St along West Wausau Ave.
Parade starts at 4:00pm and will go down 3rd Ave and end at the Wausau Labor Temple.
Hosted by the Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO