April 23, 2024
Union members stand with La Mesa Metropolis Council member Patricia Dillard and San Diego Democrats for Equality East Space Director Martín Campos final month. Picture credit score: SEIU-United Healthcare Staff West by way of Fb

A whole bunch of well being care employees are anticipated to attend a Labor Day rally at a La Mesa park.

Organized by SEIU-United Healthcare Staff West, the ten a.m. rally at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St., will embrace well being care professionals, elected officers and labor leaders.

These in attendance plan to “tackle the present challenges confronted by employees in California and can spotlight the pressing want for improved working circumstances, higher assist techniques and elevated funding within the well being care workforce,” union officers stated.

Labor Day, the yearly nationwide tribute to the contributions employees have made to the power and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York Metropolis.

In 1887, Oregon turned the primary state to formally acknowledge Labor Day. By 1894, 31 of the then-44 states had made Labor Day a vacation when Congress handed a invoice designating the primary Monday in September a authorized vacation within the District of Columbia and territories.

– Metropolis Information Service