March, Concert To Mark Labor Day In LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Labor Day will be marked Monday by a march, rally, barbecue and music festival in Los Angeles.

The theme of the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition’s 37th annual Labor Day March and Rally is “One Goal, Many Voices.”

Thousands of union members, their families, supports and friends will march at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Broad Avenue and E Street.

The march will continue east on E Street to Avalon Boulevard, then north on Avalon Boulevard to M Street, concluding at Banning Park where a rally and barbecue will begin at noon.

The fifth annual Nightshift festival is billed by organizers as the biggest Labor Day event on the West Coast.

Performers including Snoop Dogg, Los Lonely Boys, Poncho Sanchez, Victor Orlando & Fun-Ja-La, the Dennis Jones Band, Korduroy, Mahkenna, Martay, That Infernal Machine and Thunder Snatch.

Doors open at 11 a.m., and the opening act will take the stage at 12:30 p.m., officials said.

General admission tickets are $20.

The festival is organized by Working Californians, which describes itself as a nonprofit research an advocacy organization consisting of a coalition of innovators, entrepreneurs, labor groups, public opinion research and community engagement professionals, public policy experts, entertainment industry executives, community leaders and policy makers.

Meanwhile, government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will remain closed for the holiday.

Trash collection in the city of Los Angeles will be pushed back by one day, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation.

All Metro-operated buses and trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

Metrolink trains will not be operating. The agency will offer two round trips via buses following the route of the Antelope Valley Line between Lancaster and Union Station.

Labor Day, a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated int he U.S. on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.

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