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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country….

You wouldn’t know that if you asked some republicans.

Early this morning close to four hundred supporters of organized labor gathered in a park at 33rd and Southwest Trafficway just south of Metropolitan Community College for a Labor Day rally and march.

“Stand Up KC”

“Racial inequality? Unionize!”

“We are worth more”

A number of labor activists and office holders spoke to the crowd during the rally.

Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D) speaking at the early morning Labor Day rally and march in Kansas City – September 4, 2017.

“Stand up”

The march proceeded east on the sidewalk on 33rd Street and then turned south on Main. Kansas City Police in a mounted (horse) unit and patrol units accompanied the march.

Starting the march.

“America for working people?”

“There is no good society without a good union.”

Previously:

Fight for $15 – Kansas City – April 15, 2015 (April 16, 2016)

Mayor Sly James speaks at Fight for $15 – April 15, 2015 (April 16, 2015)