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Original message GOP pols told they're not welcome at Wausau Labor Day parade
Source: Journal Sentinal
GOP pols told they're not welcome at Wausau Labor Day parade
By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel
Aug. 27, 2011 11:30 a.m. |(495) COMMENTS
Community parades often feature local politicians waving to the crowds, but this year's annual Labor Day parade in Wausau may be short a few elected officials.
That's because the head of the group that sponsors the Wausau Labor Day Parade, the Marathon County Central Labor Council, is telling Republicans lawmakers from the area that they're not welcome on Sept. 5.
"Usually they've been in the parade, but it seems like they only want to stand with us one day a year, and the other 364 days they don't really care," said Randy Radtke, president of the Council. The Council is made up of about 30 local unions from the Marathon County area.
In a statement, Radtke added that parade is intended to celebrate working men and women and what the labor movement has given them: weekends, a 40-hour work week, child labor protection and a safe working environment.
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