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Community Labor Day picnic honors area's workers

Pima Area Labor Federation invites public to annual event

  • Members of the Minneapolis-based Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc perform a traditional Aztec ceremony in Minneapolis in 2005. Members from the Arizona chapter of the group will perform Monday at the 15th Annual Pima Area Labor Federation Picnic in Reid Park.
    Stevesworldofphotos/FlickrMembers of the Minneapolis-based Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc perform a traditional Aztec ceremony in Minneapolis in 2005. Members from the Arizona chapter of the group will perform Monday at the 15th Annual Pima Area Labor Federation Picnic in Reid Park.

Monday is Labor Day, which means many offices and services will be closed, and the community is invited to join the Pima Area Labor Federation to celebrate the working women and men of Pima County at the group's 15th Annual Labor Day Picnic in Reid Park.

The picnic, which is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes free food and beverages, live music, the Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc dancers, children's activities, political speakers, labor history exhibits, and community organization booths, said PALF spokeswoman Linda Hatfield in a press release.

"Work is what connects us all," Hatfield said.

"The work of each of us depends on another. It's how we support our families. It's a way we interact with our communities and make a difference. It's how we turn our passion into action. It's what makes us one,” she said.

The Pima Area Labor Federation is the local subsidiary of the AFL-CIO.

If you go

  • What: The 15th Annual Pima Area Labor Federation & Arizona AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Reid Park Bandshell, 1100 S. Randolph Way

Holiday closings

The following offices will be closed and some services delayed or limited

  • Banks and post offices
  • City, county, state and federal offices
  • City of Tucson and Waste Management garbage and recycling collection will be delayed one day
  • The University of Arizona and Pima Community College
  • Pima County landfills
  • Sun Tran will run on a Sunday schedule
  • Express buses will not run
  • Pima County Public Library branches
  • The New York Stock Exchange

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