Labor on Parade in Detroit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Dozens of striking nurses joined thousands of union workers in marching through Detroit for the annual Labor Day parade.

The marchers called for better working conditions, more jobs, and a change of leadership in the White House.

Labor leaders say the event was the first time they could remember a nurses' union participating in the annual parade. About 400 nurses are on strike against Mount Clemens General Hospital.

The nurses joined workers from more than 300 other local unions, including those representing ironworkers, waterproofers, pipefitters, roofers, and teachers.

Some marchers carried American flags, and others carried signs indicating support for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.


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