Sacramento Central Labor Council hosted a Labor Day Picnic in William
Land Park. Ellen and I attended, and along with many union brothers
and sisters spent the afternoon amidst friends, talking and eating,
listening to labor friendly speakers, and applauding a swell magician.
Such gatherings are essential to the growing sense of union solidarity
in the Sacramento area.
Here is the day's photo album.
misc fotos-early walk about
3, magician and
4, magician and
5, the food area
7, families and
the beer area
_9, misc fotos-later
13, game area
14, buy a shirt
we had thought to bring the directions we meandered about william
land park before we stumbled across this welcome sight. The picnic's
hours were 11 to 4. We arrived a little before 11.
parking we first encountered Seiu local 1000's Dan Carranza who was
registering participants and handing out raffle tickets and food passes.
Van Evans, also local 1000, signing in...
about the picnic area I encountered Sacramento's Mayor Heather Fargo
and West Sacramento's city councilperson Chris Cabaldon. I suggested
they pose with the kids.
Many local politicians attended which added to the feeling of an old
time labor picnic, as well as confirming that labor united is a political
of the participating unions already had their banners up when we first
arrived, where their members later gathered.