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More than 1,500 members and their families attended the Saturday, September 8, 2012 Labor Day parade despite heavy downpours, making this year's event the largest carpenters contingent in years. Let's keep up the positive momentum as we gear up for our Annual Charity Softball Games and Picnic on September 29.
Parade numbers in the past few years have been low, but this year we successfully showed our strength in numbers and turned out a large percentage of the full membership. Among the many revelers, politicians and fellow unions and labor groups, the carpenters led the way atop a massive float, surrounded by our sisters and brothers all decked in NYCDCC t-shirts, hats and stickers.
This parade was in honor of Labor Day, which is a very important part of our union's history. Founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Peter J. McGuire is credited for coming up with the idea of Labor Day as a national holiday in 1882. This was a day for all labor to come together to celebrate and show each other support. This was and will always be your day brothers and sisters. Thank you for coming out in such historic numbers.
Continue to check the website for photos and updates on times, locations and volunteer opportunities for the Sept. 29th picnic and softball games.