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Pittsburgh’s Labor Day legacy continues to evolve

Carnegie Library workers voted on August 25 to form a union.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

September 2, 2019

For the past 37 years, Pittsburgh has hosted the largest Labor Day parade in the United States — Monday’s parade drew an estimated 50,000 marchers Downtown.

Editorial | Everyday is Labor Day

Many workplaces are closed on Labor Day.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

September 2, 2019

Since the Labor Day’s establishment in 1894, labor itself has evolved into something more complex than simply the unionization of nine-to-five white-collar workers and advocacy for safe working conditions.

Editorial: Remember ongoing efforts of PA labor unions

Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees marches in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade Monday morning.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 4, 2018

The first Monday in September serves to remind us of the challenges and setbacks labor unions in continue to face today as they work to improve the lives of their members.

Gallery: Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

Iron workers

By John Hamilton & Stephen Caruso | Pitt News Photo Staff

September 5, 2016

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