Union members take part in Detroit's Labor Day parade - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Thousands of union members take part in Detroit's Labor Day parade

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Local union workers and their families filled the streets of downtown Detroit Monday in a sign of solidarity with the men and women who helped pave the way. The city's annual Labor Day parade is a tradition that dates back more than 100 years.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

Thousands of workers pounded the pavement in downtown Detroit. They marched down Michigan Ave. in celebration of Labor Day, the March on Washington's 50th anniversary still fresh in their minds. From cops to carpenters, college professors to roofers, union members from all walks of life packed the streets to honor the workers of yesteryear.

"It's great to be out with all the folks from my unit as a UAW Local 412 worker," said Steve Fox. "We've got unions from all over southeast Michigan."

Jobs, justice and peace, marchers in this year's parade say civil rights and economic justice are inseparable. They say that was Martin Luther King, Jr's dream and it has yet to be fully realized. They say if you're enjoyed Labor Day holiday off you have labor unions of old to thank for it.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Benefit for injured Grosse Pointe Park Police officer

    Benefit for injured Grosse Pointe Park Police officer

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:18:15 GMT
    48-year-old Keith Andersen retired in February from the Grosse Pointe Park Police Department. On June 21, he was involved in a roll over accident where he suffered a broken neck. As of now Keith has no movement in his the lower half of his body. The Fraternal Order of Police, Grosse Pointe Lodge 102 is holding a fundraiser for Keith on Aug 5th. Amy Lange will have a full report on Fox 2 News at 5:00 p.m.
    48-year-old Keith Andersen retired in February from the Grosse Pointe Park Police Department. On June 21, he was involved in a roll over accident where he suffered a broken neck. As of now Keith has no movement in his the lower half of his body. The Fraternal Order of Police, Grosse Pointe Lodge 102 is holding a fundraiser for Keith on Aug 5th. Amy Lange will have a full report on Fox 2 News at 5:00 p.m.
  • Teenager's body discovered in wooded area in Armada

    Teenager's body discovered in wooded area in Armada

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:37:19 GMT
    Police in Armad Township tell Fox 2's Roop Raj that the body of a 14-year-old female teen has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada.
    Police in Armad Township tell Fox 2's Roop Raj that the body of a 14-year-old female teen has been found in a wooded area near a recreational trail in the Macomb County village of Armada.
  • Judge rules Warren Evans can stay on the ballot

    Judge rules Warren Evans can stay on the ballot

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:16:52 GMT
    A judge ruled Friday, Warren Evans will stay on the August primary ballot for Wayne County Executive.
    A judge ruled Friday, Warren Evans will stay on the August primary ballot for Wayne County Executive.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices