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Labor Day in Pullman

The Historic Pullman District is becoming the place to celebrate Labor Day.  This Monday, Governor Pat Quinn will appear there, and President Obama (who began his career nearby at Altgeld Gardens) is invited.  Music, food and festivities begin at 2 p.m. at 111th and Cottage Grove. 

“Speakers will celebrate the achievements of American working families, and commemorate past and ongoing struggles for a union wage, the rights of citizenship, healthy workplaces, strong communities, civil rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights, and service jobs that are good jobs.

“Speakers will rally for a better world for American working families – equal opportunity for all men and women, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation through the Employee Free Choice Act, healthcare reform, education reform, and “green jobs.”

“The event will provide access to services for working families: Get free advice from labor lawyers and representatives from the Chicago public school system, the Chicago Department of Public Health, labor unions, community organizations and others.”

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