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Aug. 15, 2014

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March with UUP in NYC Labor Day Parade


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Click here to register to march in the parade!


UUP wants you, your family and your friends to march with labor in Manhattan.

Sign up now for a bus trip to New York City to take part in the annual New York City Labor Day Parade. The parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 6. Click here to sign up or click on the link at the top of the page.

UUP will offer free bus rides to and from the parade. Buses will leave from Albany, Long Island and Syracuse. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and T-shirts will be provided.

UUP President Fred Kowal said he expects as many as 500 UUP members to march in the parade up Fifth Avenue. Thousands of unionists from New York City and across the state will take part in the event, the official kick-off for UUP’s Election 2014 campaign.

"This parade is a great opportunity to share our message with the community and other unions, while displaying the power of UUP to this year’s slate of political hopefuls,” Kowal said.

The parade steps off at 10 a.m. It begins at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, and continues up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street. UUP and other public sector unions are set to march at 1:30 p.m.



Bus pick-up schedules

Buses from Albany will leave at 7:30 a.m. from UUP headquarters, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham. The Albany bus will stop in New Paltz at 8:45 a.m.; marchers will be picked up at the Adminstrative Building (Route 32 stop).

Two buses will depart from Long Island. They will leave at 9 a.m. from the Stony Brook Hospital main entrance and stop at 9:15 a.m. at the Stony Brook West Administrative Building.

The Syracuse bus will leave at 6 a.m. from the Upstate/Campus Activities building on Elizabeth Blackwell Street.

The parade steps off at 10 a.m. It begins at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, and continues up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street. UUP members, family and friends will get free UUP T-shirts to wear as they march.

UUP is also taking part in Labor Day parades Sept. 1 in Buffalo and Syracuse.

Kowal, Vice President for Professionals Philippe Abraham and Treasurer Rowena Blackman-Stroud will march in Buffalo. Vice President for Academics Jamie Dangler, Secretary Eileen Landy and Membership Development Officer Edison Bond Jr. will march in the Syracuse parade. All officers are scheduled to march in the New York City parade.


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