Event Location and Time:
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: September 10, 2005
Place: SAG Members will gather under the SAG banner in front of the SAG offices at: 360 Madison Avenue
(entrance on 45th Street) New York, New York 10017
American Red Cross Katrina Relief Donation Sites Offered Along Parade Route
SAG, along with New York’s other Entertainment Unions, will be in the lead sector of the parade. If you don’t make the 10 a.m. gathering, just look for the SAG banner on the parade route and on jump on in. March time begins at 11 a.m. The parade route begins at Fifth Avenue and 44th street and runs north on Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 72nd Street.
Labor Day is the one day that honors the contributions of working men and women to America’s social and economic life. It was first celebrated in the United States on Sept. 5, 1882, when about 20,000 working people marched in New York City to demand an eight-hour workday and other labor law reforms. About a quarter million New Yorkers turned out to watch. The fight to preserve overtime pay for more than eight hours of work a day marks this Labor Day 122 years later.
The U.S. Department of Labor describes Labor Day this way: “It 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.”
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call (212) 827-1436.