Photos: ‘Labor Sing!’ raises funds for locked-out musicians, striking Laborers

web.laborchorus-pipesThe Twin Cities Labor Chorus put solidarity into song Tuesday night, hosting “Labor Sing” with Minnesota musician Charlie Maguire at the State Fairgrounds’ Labor Pavilion.

The sing-along did more than raise the spirits of 30-plus people in attendance, however. Donations collected at the concert were split evenly between relief funds supporting locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and Laborers on strike at the Cretex concrete plant in Shakopee.

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

Check out a gallery of Union Advocate photos from “Labor Sing” below.

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