Sept. 4, 2014

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March with UUP in NYC on Saturday

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Time is running out to sign up and march with us this Saturday in the New York City Labor Day Parade!

We need you, your family and your friends, to join us on Saturday, Sept. 6. The annual parade, one of America’s largest Labor Day events, starts at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and continues up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street.

Together, we will send a direct message to the dozens of political candidates and elected officials at the parade that UUP is united, strong and ready to fight for our members and for SUNY.

To do that, we need you to march.

It’s easy to get involved. Just meet us at the parade.

You can show up as early as 10 a.m. UUP will be there at a pre-parade staging area, located on West 47th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues. We march at 1:30 p.m.

We will have tables with T-shirts, water bottles, snacks, and UUP palm cards and pencils for you to hand out as you march. Just show up. We’ll take care of the rest.

Or you can take the bus.

We’re offering free bus rides to and from the parade on Saturday. Buses will leave from Albany, Long Island, New Paltz and Syracuse. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, snacks and T-shirts on each bus. Click here to sign up.

Details about the parade, bus pick-up locations and other logistics follow.

March with us on Saturday. Let’s show the world what UUP is about.

New York City Labor Day Parade
  • Where: Parade route begins at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and continues up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street.
    UUP members will meet at UUP’s staging area, at West 47th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Show up anytime between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • When: Parade steps off at 10 a.m.; UUP marches at 1:30 p.m.

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

Long Island bus information
  • Buses will leave at 9 a.m. from the Stony Brook Hospital main entrance.
  • Buses will make a 9:15 a.m. stop at Stony Brook West (Administrative Building).

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

The parade will end at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. Buses will be located in that vicinity. Buses will leave the parade by 3 p.m. or whenever UUP members have finished marching and are set to return.

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