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Duluth Labor Day Picnic Draws Crowd, Honors Work

Updated: 09/01/2014 11:11 PM
Created: 09/01/2014 11:06 PM WDIO.com

The annual Labor Day Picnic in Duluth drew a big crowd to Bayfront Festival Park on Monday. 

Union members, retirees, and families came to share food and fun.

Political candidates also spent time speaking to the crowd. 

Labor leaders say the holiday is about having a conversation about honoring work, no matter where you're employed.  

"You know a lot of the people you only get to see once a year here, because we're busy with our lives, working or whatever, so you get to come back, say hi, meet new acquaintances," said Alan Netland, the president of the Northeast Labor Council. "And to celebrate the fact that work should be honored."

There was music and events for kids as well.

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