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Eddie Fest

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Calumet Park Beach

10001 S Avenue N

Chicago, IL 60617

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Formerly known as Friends of Labor Fest, Eddie Fest celebrates more than 135 years of the Labor Movement in Chicago. Coming August 31, 2019!

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Eddie Fest was formerly known as Friends of Labor Fest, celebrating workers and the Labor Movement. The Labor Movement in Chicago has brought forth some of the greatest labor activists in the world – among them, Ed Sadlowski.

Through the work of activists like Eddie, and others throughout history, Chicago has been the epicenter of changes that have improved the lives of working people across generations. The eight hour work day and a weekend were born at Chicago’s Haymarket. The struggle at Chicago’s Pullman factory town gave us the Labor Day we celebrate. The seeds of the laws like the NLRA and FLSA, and, policies that brought about living wages, work place health and safety, social, security, and the benefits people enjoy today were first planted in Chicago.

Not resting on history, the Labor Movement continues to protect the hard earned workplace rights, wages and benefits of working families. Through apprentice and training programs, it’s preparing young men and women for jobs that will build a secure future. Through organizing, the Movement is growing to lift up workers who are not in unions.

The Eddie Fest honoring Ed Sadlowski celebrates more than 135 years of the Labor Movement in Chicago. A Movement that has lifted up families, and built a path to a better life for workers and the middle class. A Movement that today is made up of more than half a million union members across Chicago and Cook County. A Movement that has strengthened families for stronger communities.

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