Labor unions in Oregon hold Labor Day picnics every year, and this year is no exception. Join us at a Labor Day picnic in your area! Let’s see some PURPLE out there!
List of picnic times and locations below (all picnics held on Labor Day, Monday, September 3).
BEND – Solidarity Day Picnic at Pioneer Park in Bend. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Central Oregon Labor Council. Contact Linda Bradetich at 541-350-0965 or Steve Williamsen at 541-678-0235 for more information.
EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD – Picnic and SPLASH. Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Please bring a side dish. Sponsored by the Lane County Central Labor Council. SPLASH (6100 Thurston Road in Springfield) will offer a swim rate to use the wave pool. Contact CJ Mann at 541-606-9203 for more information.
MEDFORD – Picnic at TouVelle State Park. 11: a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8425 Table Rock Road in Central Point – Donations welcome; $5 parking fee. Sponsored by the Southern Oregon Central Labor Council.Contact Kathy McUne at 541-664-0804 for more information.
NORTH BEND – Picnic at Ferry Road Park in North Bend. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Southwestern Oregon Central Labor Council. Non-perishable food donations for the needy requested. Contact Robert Westerman at 541-756-3907 or Kay Nelson at 541-756-0579 for more information.
PORTLAND – Oaks Amusement Park Picnic. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Central Labor Council. Features U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley. Come early to get your food scripts! Once the free scripts are gone, food scripts sell for 50 cents; deluxe ride bracelets sell for $9. The Oregon Pacific Railroad Shuttle Train will transport people for $3 round trip to & from Oaks Park. Parking is available at the Portland Opera, 211 SE Caruthers St., & in the vicinity of SE Ivon & 4th St. Contact Joy’e Willman at 503-309-6605 for more information.
SALEM – Riverfront Park Picnic. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Marion-Polk-Yamhill Central Labor Council. Cost: two food items per person or a donation to the Food Bank. Contact Judy at 503-362-7057 for more information.
THE DALLES – Picnic at Sorosis Park Shelter in The Dalles. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Mid-Columbia Central Labor Council. – Potluck. Contact Walt Denstedt at 541-298-4783 for more information.
OREGON STATE FAIR – Saturday August 25
The Oregon AFL-CIO labor booth is in the Central Canopy area. The booth will be staffed by union volunteers the entire two weeks of the fair, including Labor Day. The SEIU day to work the booth is Saturday, August 25 – try to stop by!