August 4, 2010

CHICAGO (Aug. 4)—This year, celebrate Labor Day the way the founders of the American labor movement intended: Join with your brothers and sisters and their families at the Chicago Federation of Labor’s “Labor Day at Millennium Park.”

This special event for union families will feature food, music, entertainment and attractions—all of it in Chicago’s beautiful downtown “front yard” between Michigan Avenue and the lakefront. You can watch the entertainment in the spectacular Pritzker Pavilion and picnic on the Great Lawn, and your kids can frolic in the fountain and make funny faces in Millennium Park’s crowd-pleasing “Bean.”

“The Labor Day Celebration on September 6th will include a short program at 11 a.m.”, said UTU Illinois State Legislative Director Bob Guy. “After that there will be a picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages.

“You can’t beat Millennium Park as the location for this kind of event,” Guy said. “It’s a spectacular natural setting, yet it’s surrounded by one of the nation’s most exciting urban environments. It’s easily accessible by public transportation, but if you want to come by car you can park right underneath in the Grant Park garage. Members and their families can also take advantage of the free trolley operating regularly between the park and Navy Pier.”

The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. UTU members interested in attending can call the Illinois Legislative Board office at (312)-236-5353 to receive tickets to the celebration.