22nd Annual Labor Day picnic

    September 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Reid Park Bandshell
    E 22nd St & S Country Club Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    “Labor Day gives us a unique opportunity to emphasize the importance of unions and the good we do for the community during a time when workers need all the support they can get. This year’s event theme “Resist for today-Build for Tomorrow” reflects the changing dynamics of the workforce and will feature a classic car and motorcycle show with vehicles provided by Door Slammers Car club and union members.”


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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. Lots of very dedicated labor union booths at today’s fair, plus politicians — CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva, Corporation Commission candidate Kiana Sears,D 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, D 5 Supervisor Richard Elias, and lots of Legislative candidates — Andrea Dalessandro (Senate LD 2), Rosanna Gabaldon (House, LD 2), Domingo DeGrazia (House, LD 10), Pam Powers Hannley (House, LD 9), Andres Cano (House, LD 3), and Adam Reagan (TUSD Bd.), as well as Ward 3 Councilman Paul Durham. Spoke to lots of activists about the Ballot Measures coming up in Novemeber — pay attention to the Clean Energy initiative and the Vote NO on Prop.305 re: school vouchers. Also spoke with Chris Ackerley (R), trying to make come back in House, LD 2.

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