Unions, politicians to march Monday in Massena’s Solidarity Day Parade
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 5:56 am

MASSENA – Massena’s annual Labor Day celebration, the Solidarity Day Parade, will take place Monday with marching bands, labor unions members, and local politicians.

Paraders will line up at 10 a.m. at Willow and Center Streets. They hit the street at 11 a.m., moving down Main Street to Springs Park for a picnic for parade participants and invited guests.

They will be parading before expected crowds of supporters and onlookers along the route,

Those guests include St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duvé, who will march with Laborers Local 322, Massena, and coroner candidate Eric Warner, who will march with IBEW Local 2032, Massena.

Also among those in the parade is the Massena High School Marching Band.

The annual parade on Labor Day is a celebration of union labor and supporters.

Although labor in the Massena area has taken some hits in recent years, with the closure of GM Powertrain and cutbacks at the Alcoa plants, the annual parade is an indicator that the movement remains strong.