Labor group barbecue Sat.

By Triplicate Staff May 03, 2013 05:03 pm

The Central Labor Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties will hold a “May Day Labor Summit for Working Families” in Crescent City on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Union members and community supporters are invited to participate in the event at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 U.S. 101 North.

The event will include a picnic with barbecue, salads, and soft drinks. Entertainment will include speakers, raffles, activities for kids, and live music by the Scott Perry Band. There is no cover charge, but a donation of one canned food item per person is requested to support those in need.

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, has its roots in the historic American labor battles of the late 19th century. It is celebrated throughout the world.

“Labor built this great nation and we know that unions are just as essential today as they were 100 years ago,” said Central Labor Council President Mark Greenleaf.

For more information, call Greenleaf at (707) 834-5504.