Monday, September 2nd: 36th Labor Day Picnic: SOLIDARITY

The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) will hold the 36th Annual Labor Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, September 2nd in Ithaca’s Stewart Park Main Pavilion, come rain or shine. This year’s Picnic theme will be: SOLIDARITY. [SIGN IN at Facebook Event page]

The picnic is free and everyone is invited. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share and to enjoy the free burgers (meat and veggie), hot dogs, and beverages. Featured music will be Nate Marshall and Joey Arcuri [of Driftwood] and Gumbo Ya Ya. [Please consider bringing your own plates, silverware, cups and bowls in the spirit of creating as little waste as possible.]

The annual awards have become a highlight of the Labor Day Picnic over the years, and this year will be no different. The Mother Jones and Joe Hill awards are presented to people for their activism, organizing, and sacrifice at work. The Friend of Labor award is presented to a member of the community who has spoken out publicly or taken action in support of working people.

50/50 raffle tickets are available in advance by contacting the TCWC at 607-269-0409 or by visiting our Center above Autumn Leaves on the Commons: $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.

ALSO to be raffled off include

  • Blue Oyster Cultivation: Dried Gourmet Mushrooms;
  • Cinemapolis Theater: Five movie passes;
  • Circus Culture: $50 gift certificate;
  • Emmy’s Organics: Basket of assorted cookies;
  • La Tourelle Hotel and Spa: one free night for two people with breakfast in the morning;
  • La Tourelle Hotel and Spa: $100 certificate for use of August Moon Spa;
  • One World Market: Fair Trade Hand-Made Felt Wool Handbag;
  • Red Feet Wine Market & Spirit Provisions: 6 bottles of wine

Human service agencies, Living Wage Employers, and other organizations are welcome to have organizing tables at the event. For more information, contact the Workers’ Center at, 607-269-0409, or via the website, www.TCWorkersCenter.or

*Alternatives Federal Credit Union;
*First Baptist Church of Ithaca;
*International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 241;
*Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America;
*Laborers Local 785;
*Painters District Council 4;
*Teamsters Local 317;
*Tompkins-Cortland Building Trades Council;
*United Auto Workers Local 2300;
*United University Professions;
*Worker Institute at Cornell’s ILR School.