Heavy Rains Failed To Dampen Turnout and Enthusiam At Annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Celebration

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GATHERING WITH Local 98 under I-95 were Commissioner Stephanie Singer and Councilman Mark Squilla.
Photo by Rory McGlasson

LOCAL 22 Firefighters and EMS members were well represented in Parade. Photo by Joe Stivala

AFSCME DC 33 members carry warnings to Mayor Nutter to settle contract. Photo by Joe Stivala

BOILERMAKERS’ Local 13 had a sizeable contingent at Parade. Photo by Joe Stivala

STATE REP. BILL KELLER, right, was among elected officials supporting AFL-CIO Labor Day as he marched in front of Local 98, IBEW.

IUPAT DC 21 tent supplied t-shirts to its members. From left are Bob Cross, Mike Scudder, Erin O’Brien and Bill Kresy.

RAIN, GO AWAY! was unanimous shout from these supporters of Security Police Fire Professionals Local 511.

WELCOMING parade participants to Sheet Metal Workers Apprentice training shop with AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding, center, were Randy Wetzel, Steve Thomas, Nick Lankelis and his son Chase, and Aldo Zambetti.

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Elizabeth McElroy, left, and President Pat Eiding discuss rain-driven strategy as Raul Olmo waits to get a t-shirt.

GETTING THEIR Local 19 t-shirts for parade were the Cliff family with Aiden, Nadia, Raven and Deanne.

CONTROLLER Alan Butkovitz seemed to be singing in rain as he shares umbrella with AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding.

UNDER same political umbrella were Ward Leader Louis Agre and consultant Maurice Foyd.

SMILING PRINCESS, 8-year-old Kaylin Baylor with her mom checked into Sheet Metal Workers Hall as member of DC 33 Parade contingent.

AWAITING speakers in Sheet Metal Hall prior to parade were ILA, Local 1291’s Sonny Howlett, Ricardo Green and John Fulginetti.

STEAMFITTERS’ Tom Gallo meets up with soaked Building Trades President Pat Gillespie.

LOOK-ALIKES Commissioner Stephanie Singer and Congressional candidate Kathy Boockvar were among VIPs on stage.

IRON WORKERS Local 401 President Joseph Dougherty, center, is flanked by nephew John and Controller Alan Butkovitz minutes before he took to stage and addressed over thousand in Sheet Metal Hall.

FORMER mayoral candidate Karen Brown has hats off to newly dreadlock-less Sharif Street, who cut off his famous hairdo and presented them to his mother as Mother’s Day gift.

LOCAL 401 President Joe Dougherty addresses several thousand Labor Day Parade marchers, charting for them rough course ahead facing labor. or as key note speaker inside Sheet Metal Workers Hall prior to their marching in rain to Penn’s Landing Family Fun Festival Labor Day celebration.

STATE REP. Ron Waters, right, congratulates Democrat Party Chairman and Congressman Bob Brady on his speech which fired up union paraders.

SHARING stage with PFT President Jerry Jordan, right, were State Reps. Ron Waters and Kevin Boyle.

ALL FIRED UP is Firefighters Local 44 President Bill Gault, who blasted Mayor Nutter’s refusal to honor arbitration settlements.

SERENADING parade-goers as they left to march in rain was ever-popular Quaker City String Band, led by Bob Shannon, tallest in front row.

FOLLOWING Local 830 in parade line were fleet of Teamster-driven trucks led by Local 107’s campaign tractor-trailer.

SHOWING their support were Councilman David Oh, Bill Rubin and Judge Carolyn Nichols.

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