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Missoula celebrates Labor Day with picnic in the park

Missoula Labor Day Picnic
Posted at 8:55 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 22:58:36-04

MISSOULA — In Missoula -- and other parts of the state -- worker's unions got out to enjoy Labor Day.

Free burgers, beer and ice cream were supplied by the Missoula Area Central Labor Council.

Families and workers listened to music, ate, and mingled, on their day off.

Organizer Derek Hitt said the annual picnic helps to inform the public about the function of a union.

"We're just really there to help workers. To help them get better benefits-whether it's healthcare, or retirement, or better safety conditions," Hitt said,

"So everyone goes home at the end of the day. That's the whole thing- you want to work to go home to see your loved ones at the end of the day," he added.

Many of Missoula's elected officials and political candidates also showed out in support of workers rights.