Annual Labor Day Picnic Goes Virtual

The United Mine Workers of America District 17’s Labor Day picnic traditionally takes place in Racine, providing political candidates an opportunity to speak directly to union members about their platforms.


Monday’s event took a different form because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Union leaders and prospects for public office gave video messages, and the gathering in Boone County was replaced with a Facebook video.


While the gathering was virtual, it marked the 82nd consecutive year the union has celebrated Labor Day.



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