If you are going to attend the Minnesota State Fair be sure to check out the new Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion. It is the first State Fair Building designed to meet ‘Green’ Building Standards and was built with union labor. Fox 9 News has video here. Check it out to see all the cool features. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be present for the ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.
Here are the details from the press release.
Diane O’Brien (651) 261-4173 (cell), 651-227-7647 (office) Andrea Gage (262) 309-0754 (cell)
Minnesota AFL-CIO Hosts Series of Events at New State Fair Pavilion
At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, the Minnesota AFL-CIO will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new green, eco-friendly State Fair pavilion featuring a visit from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. The event will be followed with a performance by musician Tim Mahoney.
Throughout the day, journalists and members of the public are invited to tour the facility (the first State Fair building designed to meet ‘Green’ Building Standards) and take part in the following activities:
* Learn about Working America, the fastest growing organization for workers in the country
* Videotape your message on what you expect from the next president and see yourself on the Minnesota AFL-CIO Pavilion Media Wall
* Talk with union members about their work
For a full list of opening weekend activities, please visit http://www.mnaflcio.org.
To arrange an interview with a representative of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, please call Diane O’Brien at (651) 227-7647 or Andrea Gage at (262) 309-0754 (cell).
Minnesota AFL-CIO Hours of Operation
* Opening Day 10:00 a.m.- 8 p.m (Pavilion tours for members of the media beginning at 9:30 a.m.)
* Daily 9:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
* Labor Day 9:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Who says labor and environmentalists can’t get along?
Here is some Ray Charles for your audio/video pleasure:
Peace & solidarity