The Bloomington Labor Day Parade returns on Monday, September 6 at 10 a.m.. This is the community’s largest parade and a day for workers and their contributions to shine. The parade theme this year is “Labor, Stronger than Ever."
The Parade will feature union marching units, the Illinois State University "Big Red Marching Machine" band, local high school bands, community organizations, construction equipment and elected officials.
WJBC-AM is again doing its "Laborer of the Year" recognition.
The chosen Laborer of the Year will be honored by leading the Bloomington Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
The WJBC Laborer of the Year is someone who goes above and beyond, in and out of the workplace. They deserve to be recognized for their hard work and volunteer efforts. Does someone come to mind? Nominate them below!
Submissions will be taken through August 15th, and the winner will be picked by a panel of representatives of the sponsoring organizations.
The Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 6, at Front and Center Streets in downtown Bloomington, proceeding to Miller Park. Parade line-up is at 9 a.m. The Parade will proceed west on Front Street to Lee Street, south on Lee Street to Wood Street and west on Wood Street to Miller Park.
If your organization would like to participate in the parade this year, please see the attached registration sheet. We have a few rules that we ask that you respect:
If you are bringing vehicles, ensure that they are union-made, American-made;
Hand distribution of candy is allowed – no throwing of candy from vehicles; no distribution of campaign literature, religious tracts or other items;
Your organization can have a sign or banner identifying itself, but please do not carry signs for particular issues, candidates or other concerns.
The Parade is sponsored by the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO, the central labor council for all area labor unions. Questions are welcome at email@example.com.