Bloomington cancels Labor Day Parade

The Trades & Labor is exploring social media and other options to mark the holiday and give voice to workers’ concerns. (Photo courtesy: Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly/Facebook)

By AJ Harris and Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Bloomington Labor Day Parade has been canceled.

“The parade has always been the highlight of our year’s labor activities, an opportunity to salute the everyday working men and women who keep our community vibrant,” Ronn Morehead, Bloomington-Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO) President said in a news release.

Morehead adds it was not an easy decision, but the last thing they want in the current health situation is to have large crowds gathering.

Since 1977 it only missed one year because of a severe thunderstorm.

The Trades & Labor is exploring social media and other options to mark the holiday and voice workers’ concerns.

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