Sep 4, 2012

Annual York Labor Day Parade celebrates working men and women

(YDR) A brief drizzle fell during the annual York Labor Day Parade as the 30-plus unions, business representatives, organizations and bands started a two-mile trek from Small Athletic Field to Kiwanis Lake.
"It might deter some people from watching, but it won't stop (the parade)," said Kittie Hake, chairwoman of the annual Labor Day Parade and Celebration in York. The parade is hosted by the York-Adams Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Hake was dressed in the black dress and hat of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, something she has done almost every year for the past decade. Mother Jones was a former schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a labor and community organizer during the American labor movement of the 19th century. Continued

Photo: President Coolidge, "Mother" Jones, Mrs. Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., posed standing on White House lawn.