WILMINGTON (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of union members and their supporters hit the streets Monday as part of the 34th annual Labor Day Rally and March in Wilmington.
Many people, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, marched along Avalon Boulevard to Banning Park beginning at 10 a.m.
“This is a moment in which we want people who have good jobs to be able to not have to be on food stamps and not be in the emergency room and not be able to lose their homes,” Garcetti told KNX1070’s Pete Demetriou.
“This is a time in which we make a stand and say work matters in America; if you work hard you should be able to support your family,” he said.
Garcetti, councilmember Joe Buscaino and other political leaders stressed that one thing that has to stop is the erosion and disappearance of the middle class in Los Angeles and nationwide.