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2010 Labor Day Parade

Dear Unionists/Labor Activists:

If any one is interested in marching in a 2010 NYC Labor Day Parade, let me know by email at danieljfranco1 at If there are more than 50 of us that would like to march, I will need to get a NYPD Parade Permit and possibly a NYC Parks Special Events Permit. There is no cost for the NYPD Parade Permit. There is a $25 fee for the NYC Parks Special Events Permit. I need to know as soon as possible because it may already be too late to get the these permits!

Nonetheless, the date, time, and route I will suggest for the permits are Monday, September 6, 2010, 8:30 AM line-up, 9:30 AM march, starting from 1 World Trade Center to Broadway and Astor to 51 Astor Place (Cooper Union) to Union Square via 4th Ave to 23rd via Park Ave S to Madison Ave via 23rd to E 97th via Madison Ave to Central Park via an opening to the ball field path next the 97th St Transverse arriving at about 12:00 PM. If any one has suggestions for an alternative date, time, and/or route let me know today!

If you would like to map the route use (A) 1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10006, (B) 51 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003, (C) Madison Ave & E 97th St, New York, NY 10029, (D) 97th St Transverse, New York, NY. By Google Maps calculation, the route and duration are approximately 6.8 miles and 2h 16m.

This calling is being done because the NYC Central Labor Council canceled the 2010 NYC Labor Day Parade due to the 8:30 AM September 11 Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral and did not reschedule it! See[showUid]=71&cHash=ef8b07e523 and{ts%20%272010-09-01%2000:00:00%27}&useCalSection=main. Call, fax or visit the NYC Central Labor Council at phone: 212-604-9552, fax: 212-604-9550, 275 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, if you think it was wrong for the NYC CLC to forgo the 2010 NYC Labor Day Parade. The parade is already a shell of what it is supposed to be but this year there will be NO parade if we don't do it ourselves.

In solidarity,
Daniel J. Franco

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