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>>

  • Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:01:04 GMT
    As of 6 a.m., approximately 165,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 21,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 m.p.h. in the DTE service area.
    As of 6 a.m., approximately 165,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 21,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 m.p.h. in the DTE service area.
  • Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:34:12 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:31 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
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