This year’s Bloomington Labor Day Parade theme is “Union Labor – Working for Community Progress.” There are two ways to think of this. One, what decent wages mean for the local economy, and secondly, how union donations enrich us all.
We’ll start by comparing two workers and determine which one has the most opportunity to contribute to their community.
The 2017 McLean County Labor Day Parade will march at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 4, from Front and Roosevelt Streets in downtown Bloomington. The 2017 parade theme is "Union Labor: Working for Community Progress."
The parade is Bloomington's largest.
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The National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 522 broke records with its 2017 food drive -- collecting over 100,000 pounds for local food banks. Thanks to all who donated and to local union volunteers who joined the Carriers to package and distribute the food.