Union Members Celebrate Labor's Day in New Hampshire and Maine

September 1, 2015 - The first Monday in September is a day for workers: Labor's Day. It's a popular time for union members and their families to possibly enjoy one last taste of summer while taking stock of the many challenges facing working people today. Special guest speakers and awards are part of the program at some events sponsored by the two State AFL-CIO's and some Central Labor Councils.

Breakfasts and barbecues in New Hampshire and Maine draw hundreds of workers every year and Labor Day 2015 will be no exception. Some events are free or low priced, while others request a larger donation to benefit those labor organizations.

Here's a handy list below of some of this year's activities with contact information if you need additional info:

New Hampshire AFL-CIO

Labor Day Breakfast

Monday September 7th; 9:00 am

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

Tickets: $30 per person (no charge for children under 5)

FOr more information contact Billie Jo at bschreiber@nhaflcio.org or 603-623-7302

Central Maine Labor Council

BBQ and Games

Sunday September 6th; 12-3pm

Capitol Park (Union Street) Augusta

Free food, fair games, and pie eating contest

RSVP to centralmainelabor@yahoo.com

Southern Maine Labor Council

Labor Day Breakfast

Monday September 7th; 8-10 am (Doors open at 7 am)

Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray Street, Portland

Tickets: $25- tables of 8: $175

Breakfast, Awards, March to Longfellow Square

Please bring your union banners

RSVP to Doug at dougia114@gmail.com or 207-576-0438  

Western Maine Labor Council

Labor Day BBQ

Monday, September 7th; 1:00-3:30 pm

IBEW 567, 238 Goddard Road, Lewiston

Food, drinks, dessert; $5 per person

For more information contact Cynthia at cynth@gwi.net or 207-491-9928

Eastern Maine Labor Council

Labor Day BBQ

Monday, September 7th; 4:30-7:00 pm

Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers Street, Brewer

Celebrate Labor Day with tasty food, the Loose Cannon Jug Band, and stories of recent Maine labor victories.

$5 suggested donation; kids welcome- under 12 free

For more info: 207-989-4141