Unions Celebrate Labor Across The State

Labor Day was celebrated in cities and towns across Ohio with events sponsored and supported by AFL-CIO local central councils and unions.

Starting on Saturday with parades in Portsmouth and Marietta and a rally in Cleveland, local communities came together to honor the hard work of all those who continue to wake up each day and put their shift in to keep America moving.

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga was in Mansfield on Labor Day for their parade while Secretary-Treasurer Melissa Cropper joined Congressman Tim Ryan in Newark to walk the parade route.

“This Labor Day, as we recognized and celebrated working people, it comes as no surprise that public support for unions continues to rise across the country. Union members have delivered for our communities throughout the country, as workers have finally been recognized as essential to our economy and society during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Burga. “I was proud to represent with my union sisters and brothers in Mansfield and salute the community support and show of unity on display across our great state.”

Union-sponsored Labor Day events were held in: Cleveland, Portsmouth, Marietta, Akron, Toledo, Lima, Mansfield, Steubenville, Newark and Barberton.

Click here to see a gallery of photos from the various Labor Day events.