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Labor Day Parade draws crowds to Wilmington

The 35th annual Labor Day Parade in Wilmington paid tribute to social and economic achievements of workers.
Monday, September 01, 2014
The 35th annual Labor Day Parade in Wilmington paid tribute to social and economic achievements of workers.

The parade, which went up Avalon Boulevard between E and M streets, lasted about 45 minutes Monday morning. Several school bands performed along the route.

The event was also a march and rally with the theme, "Stop the War on Workers." Union members at the event called for a fully-funded educational system, more labor-friendly jobs to be created, and their collective bargaining rights to be protected.

They also wanted everyone to know that Labor Day is more than just a day off.

"It's a really beautiful holiday and a lot of times it just gets caught up in just a day off, but it's amazing to put the emphasis back on the employee, back on the labor, the person who is trying to support their family with wages," said parade-goer Jon Armstrong.

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