On Labor Day we honor and celebrate the contributions of America's working people. We know what our union means to us. With a strong union, we have power on the job, and that means we earn a fair share for the work we do. From making sure we have the health care we need, advancing safety on the job and securing better wages that lift up communities, unions are key to the prosperity of working families.
This year, support for unions remains at record highs with 71% of the public supporting unions and workers taking action to organize and improve workplaces in record numbers. The National Labor Relations Board saw a 69% jump in the number of petitions filed by workers to exercise our freedom to come together in unions and negotiate for a fair return on our work. Working people already in unions are applying the power of solidarity at the bargaining table and securing better wages and working conditions through strikes and improved collective bargaining agreements.
President Joe Biden will travel to Wisconsin on Labor Day to address working men and women at Milwaukee’s Laborfest celebration. The President will honor "Labor Day and the dignity of American workers" while highlighting his record of supporting working families in office including passing pro-worker legislation such as the bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, the American Rescue Plan, strengthening the National Labor Relations Board for workers and more. Union member and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler will also celebrate Labor Day in Milwaukee.
As we come together to celebrate Labor Day, join union and community members for parades, picnics, and celebrations in Wisconsin.
Laborfest 2022 with President Joe Biden and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh
Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:30 AM – 5 PM
Laborfest parade will kick off from Zeidler Union Square on 4th and Michigan at 10:30am. March to Summerfest Grounds, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee.
Summerfest grounds open at 11:00 am.
Monday, September 5, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street
Monday, September 5, 10am - 11am
Parade beginning at intersection of Gillette Street and Kane Street, ending at Copeland Park
11:00am: Festivities and games at Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse, WI 54603
Labor Day Gathering and Picnic
Monday, September 5, 10:30am: Solidarity Walk. 11:05am: Speeches. Noon - 3pm: Picnic and Prizes
Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace
Monday, September 5, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. Theresa Festival Grounds, 91st Street and 22nd Avenue
Family Labor Day Picnic
Monday, September 5, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bay Beach Shelter #1 and #2
Laborfest and Parade
Monday, September 5, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Parade starts at 10:00 am at the Curtis Reed Square in Menasha and proceeds into Neenah, ending at the intersection of Church and West Main Streets.
Picnic 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah
Labor Day Picnic & Car Show
Monday, September 5, 10:00 am Carshow. Picnic 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
South Park, 659 W South Park Ave, Oshkosh
Labor Day Parade and Celebration
Monday, September 5, 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Parade lineup starts at 3:00 pm on the corner of West Wausau Ave and 3rd Ave in Wausau. The parade starts at 4:00 pm and will proceed down 3rd Ave, ending at the Wausau Labor Temple where festivities continue. Food is served 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Bands play 1:00 pm - 8:30pm. Parade at 4pm. Stay after the parade for awards to be presented at the Labor Temple, 318 South 3rd Ave, Wausau.
Monday, September 5, Noon
Celebration at Canal Park
350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802
Labor Day kicks off the start of election season for many. Get ready for November. Sign up to get involved with our Labor 2022 election education and voter mobilization campaign at wisaflcio.org/mobilize.
As we pause to honor the achievements of America’s workers and our labor movement, from safe workplaces to the eight-hour day, workers’ compensation, and time off to spend with family, we stand together in solidarity to continue to call for advancements in the workplace with strong union rights and workplace protections, updates to labor law with the PRO Act, and democracy for all.