Rochester — On Saturday, July 20, CSEA union activists marched with their labor brothers and sisters in solidarity at the Rochester Pride Parade on what is being called the hottest day of the summer so far.
Official Rochester, NY Pride organizers report more than 120 Units participated in the walk while thousands of marchers and parade onlookers took to the streets to spread the message of solidarity, love, inclusion, non-violence, peace and community pride.
After the parade, the community gathered at Cobbs Hill Park for the annual festival. CSEA, the Pride at Work constituiency group and other labor unions sponsored a vendor table sharing resources and relevant information about current events happening in our working world.
Bess Watts, CSEA Monroe County Local President said, “Once again, Rochester Pride events are a great opportunity to share labor’s message. The exceptionally warm reception we received at our vendor table and as we walked down the avenue was a big thrill for everyone involved.”
CSEA, the Teamsters, Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, NYSUT, Pride at Work AFL-CIO, Coalition Labor Union of Women, the Federation of Social Workers (CWA), AFT, UUP, UAW and many additional labor unions attended the event. CSEA was an Official Sponsor of Rochester, NY Pride 2019.