20th Annual Labor Day Parade 2011
      The 20th Annual Labor Day Parade, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark and the Borough of Haledon, is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2011, and will step-off at 1:30 PM.

          This year's Labor Day Parade will be lead by Grand Marshal Allen Byron, Vice President, Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, CLC Region II and Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, OPEIU Local 32, headquartered in Union, New Jersey.  "Allen has been a dedicated union leader for many years and, his life's mission has been to better the lives of working families in New Jersey," remarked OPEIU President Michael Goodwin.

          All community organizations, unions, businesses, cultural groups and individuals interested in joining this historic march can contact the Museum at
(973) 595-7953 or by e-mail at labormuseum@aol.com. 

          A Commemorative Journal will record the names of participants and all those who make donations to defray the cost of the parade. Parade sponsors who donate
$100 can have their names recorded on a Commemorative Mug. Contributions of
$200 will enable a donor to have a listing on the Labor Day Parade T-shirt.

           The deadline to register to participate in the parade and/or become a sponsor
is August 13th, 2011

            It was on June 28, 1894 that President Grover Cleveland, a native of Caldwell, New Jersey, signed the bill that made Labor Day a legal national holiday.  In that same year, on Monday, September 3, 1894, the first official holiday was celebrated and every first Monday of September thereafter.

             To participate in the Labor Day Parade or become a sponsor,