June 18, 2022

The 2022 Annual Labor Day Parade Celebrates the Contributions of Working People on Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at 1PM

Haledon, New Jersey - The Annual Labor Day Parade, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto Huse National Landmark and the Borough of Haledon, is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2022.  The opening ceremony begins at the Museum at 1PM.  Step-off at the Museum is at 1:30PM, rain or shine.

This year's Labor Day Parade honors teachers and all other educational workers.  The Parade's Grand Marshal's are Donna Chiera, President of the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ, AFL-CIO) and Sean Spiller, President of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).  The AFTNJ is a federation of education workers that includes union locals in Pre-K to 12, Higher Education and retirees.  The NJEA is a justice-centered, representing the 200,000 public school employees.

All community organizations, unions, businesses, cultural groups, and individuals interested in joining this historic march can contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953, by e-mail at labormuseum@gmail.com or visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net. A Commemorative Journal will record the names of participants and all those who make donations to defray the cost of the celebration. Celebration sponsors who donate $100 can have their names recorded on a Commemorative Mug.  Contributions of $200 will enable a donor to have a listing on the Labor Day Celebration T-shirt.  The deadline for being a sponsor is August 22nd, 2022. 

It was on June 28th, 1894 that President Grover Cleveland (a native of Caldwell, NJ) signed the bill that made Labor Day a legal national holiday. In the same year, on Monday, September 3rd, 1894, the first official holiday was celebrated and every first Monday of September thereafter.

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Streeet in Haledon, NJ. It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike. The Museum offfers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Mustuem Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events. The Museum’s hour of operation are Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.  The Museum is open to on-site visitors Wed-Sat 1-4PM and by appointment.  "Virtual" tours, classes and research assistance are available via Zoom and by appointment.

To register to march in the Annual Labor Day Parade or to become a sponsor and for additional information, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.