The Labor Chorus announced the event Monday in a press release:
“It’s an excuse to get together, enjoy a summer evening, and have fun. It’s a chance to belt out your favorite labor songs and chants – and maybe learn a few new ones. And it’s a chance to raise money and show solidarity with locked-out musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and workers from Laborers Local 563, who are on strike to keep Cretex from wiping out their pensions.”
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. The Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion is at the corner of Dan Patch Ave. and Cooper St., near the main Snelling Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds.
Admission is free. Donations can be made payable to: Twin Cities Labor Chorus, PO Box 40095, St. Paul, MN 55104-8095.
Founded in 2009, the Labor Chorus has become a staple at area union events, from picket lines to membership parties. For information about joining or booking the Labor Chorus, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below, watch the Labor Chorus perform the traditional labor anthem “Solidarity Forever.”