Annual Labor Day Parade canceled due to COVID-19 concerns


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–With continuing concerns over the pandemic, the Buffalo Central Labor Council and the Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, are canceling the annual Labor Day Parade.

“Our entire region looks forward to celebrating the role of the working people in the economic and social life of our region,” a Labor Council spokesperson said. “The parade has become a living symbol of all that is positive in the working class.”

They tell News 4 they’re looking forward to a bigger and even more significant event in 2021.

Keeping with guidelines set by New York State, the AFL-CIO says they are planning a car caravan event on the morning of Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

According to officials, the caravan will wind its way through several working-class neighborhoods in and around Buffalo.

Troy Licastro is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of his work here.

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