Celebrate American workers and unions this Labor Day

Posted: Aug. 24, 2018

OCSEA activists and friends in labor will be out in full force next Labor Day weekend, standing proudly for union rights and all American workers. From parades to picnics, OCSEA members will proudly educate their communities about the necessity of unions for building a viable middle class. Labor Day celebrates the creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

“Without unions, American prosperity and everything else that Labor Day stands for, wouldn’t be possible,” said OCSEA President Chris Mabe.


Cincinnati – Monday, Sept. 3 – 2018 AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic, Coney Island

  • Join OCSEA District 2 for their annual member picnic located at the Coney Island Lost River #2 Shelter from noon - 4 p.m. | Learn more

Lorain – Sunday, Sept. 2; 23rd Lorain County Labor Day Family Celebration - Noon-6 p.m.

  • Join OCSEA activists in District 3 and Chapters 4700, 4710 & 4720 for the Lorain County Organized Labor's 23rd Labor Day Family Celebration. Event will include music, food and entertainment for the entire family, labor candidate meet-and-greet, voter registration and annual car show. Event is held at the Black River Landing in Lorain. Get flier.

Lima – Monday Sept. 3; Lima Labor Day Parade - 10 a.m.

  • Gather with union activists for the annual Lima Labor Day Parade at North Main Street. Grand Marshall will be Lt. Governor candidate and union supporter Betty Sutton. Staging/Line-up of floats begin at Northland at 9:00 a.m. Parade proceeds down Main Street to Lima's Town Square. Music, clowns, candy, bands, floats!

Marietta – Saturday, Sept. 1 – Labor Day Fair Parade – Line up starts at 10 a.m. by the Marietta College football field

  • OCSEA District 8 and Chapter 8400 invite members and families to show their union pride in their best AFSCME green. The parade goes from the football field to the Washington County Fairgrounds. Transportation available for those who can't walk. Make a sign or one will be provided.

Parma – Saturday, Sept. 1 – North Shore AFL-CIO 6th Labor Day Festival – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • "Stand Up and Be Counted!" Bring the family and celebrate labor in Cleveland with Jungle Jim's animal show, food and beer concessions, union booths, live music, softball tournament and more. FREE and open to the public. | Download event flier

Toledo – Monday, Sept. 3 – 9 a.m. – Toledo Labor Day Parade sponsored by the United Labor Committee

  • March with the AFSCME delegation of the Toledo Labor Committee at the annual Labor Day Parade. Members and families will assemble beginning at 7 a.m. on the northbound side of Monroe Street between Superior and Summit. The parade will end at the corner of Huron and Monroe Streets. Grand Marshal will be Congresswoman and union supporter Marcy Kaptur. Wear AFSCME green. Make a sign or one will be provided. | Get Parade route