Join us Wednesday to kick off Labor Day!



No city celebrates Labor Day like Chicago!


Labor Day as we know it was born here, created in 1894 after the Pullman strike that started on Chicago's South Side. Organized labor built this city and we have never forgotten our roots.


Join us at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1, as we kick off Labor Day with a virtual celebration!


This year, 2021, marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the CFL way back in 1896. At the time, workers recognized the need to come together with their collective voices to fight for respect and dignity on the job.


While the shape of that fight has changed in the last 125 years, our spirit of solidarity has never wavered. It is that solidarity that carries us through to this day.


Normally the CFL holds a Labor Day luncheon for more than 1,000 people, but this year we are still battling to protect workers' safety during this pandemic.


So please, join us virtually at noon on Wednesday for our celebration. We will take a look back at the history of the CFL while rededicating ourselves to the fight for a fair future for working people.


You can watch at, on our YouTube page, or on our Facebook page.


In Solidarity,


Bob Reiter