19th Annual PALF Labor Day Picnic

    September 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Reid Park Bandshell
    3101 East 22nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    PalfpicnicThe Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) is hosting it’s free 19th Annual Labor Day picnic September 7, 2015 at Reid Park. Activities are scheduled to take place between 10 AM and 2 PM. The Labor Day picnic, which is open to the public and provides free food, drinks, entertainment, music and this year’s highlight a classic car show.


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Ongoing right now at Reid Park till 2 p.m.: free hot dogs, chips, eegee’s, water, plus labor organization booths, political candidates (Pima County Atty. Barbara LaWall, Victoria Steele for CD 2 House, Councilman Paul Cunningham), and games & dances to participate in. Watched the tug of war as usual, with more to follow. TUSD bd. members Cam Juarez and Kristel Foster there as well. Sun Tran workers shouting ” No Scabs” as they marched around the festival.

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