Many marchers in the Lehigh Valley Labor Day parade carry union banners and signs advocating social and political causes that the labor movement supports.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Local dad says the school year shouldn't begin until after Labor Day weekend
When I was growing up, I savored my last day off before school started. I would usually spend the day at our lake community in northern New Jersey shooting hoops and enjoying the last few hours of sunshine before the chaos of classes and homework returned. After all, it was the last "unofficial" day of summer -- Labor Day. And that's how students should spend the last day of their summers -- at home on summer vacation. There's no reason school needs to start any earlier. It's kind of silly how some school districts in Pennsylvania -- like the Easton Area School District -- start the new year before summer is "unofficially" over. What's the point? The school schedule is stupid anyway. Students -- like those at Shawnee Elementary School in …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Steelworkers and Friends Labor Day Parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Bethlehem
On this Labor Day Holiday, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania's working men and women will be celebrating by marching in parades, enjoying picnic barbecue's, and holding ceremonies to show their pride in their work and the valuable contributions that all workers make to America. Holiday events in the Lehigh Valley will include a Labor Day Parade: Bethlehem, PA Steelworkers and Friends Labor Day Parade DATE: Sunday, September 2, 2012 TIME: 11:30 AM PLACE: Begins under the Hill to the Hill Bridge in the parking lot at Spring and Main Street and concludes there. CONTACT for additional information: (610) 867-3772 Source: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A Labor Day parade and picnic are planned as part of Pennsylvania AFL-CIO activities.
By Pennsylvania AFL-CIO On this Labor Day Holiday, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania's working men and women will be celebrating by marching in parades, enjoying picnic barbecue's, and holding ceremonies to show their pride in their work and the valuable contributions that all workers make to America. Bethlehem, PA Steelworkers and Friends Labor Day Parade DATE: Sunday, September 2, 2012 TIME: 11:30 AM PLACE: Begins under the Hill to the Hill Bridge in the parking lot at Spring and Main Street and concludes there. CONTACT for additional information: (610) 867-3772 Lehigh Valley Labor Council Labor Day Picnic DATE: Monday, September 3, 2012 EVENT: Labor Day Picnic TIMES: 12:00 Noon through 5:00 PM PLACE: Bethlehem Township Municipal …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Patch is getting ready for Labor Day with a project to profile local workers and the jobs they do. Tell us who we should interview!
Whether you're working 9 to 5 or making a living at an unusual job you never dreamed you'd be doing, Patch wants to know about the hardest workers and most interesting jobs in Macungie and Lower Macungie Township. Every Patch across the country is participating in a project called "The Way We Work." We're looking for local workers to profile. Tell us what makes them special. Please share your nominees in the comments section below or send an e-mail to Patch Local Editor Mariella Savidge at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll publish "The Way We Work" stories on our sites the week of Aug. 27.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
At Monday night’s meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors, Director Alan Earnshaw says he would support a move to a year-round public school schedule.
On a night when the East Penn Board of School Directors voted to break the long-standing school district tradition of calling East Penn students back into the classroom after Labor Day, School Board Member Alan Earnshaw said he didn’t think the district’s 2012-2013 calendar, with its Aug. 27 start, went far enough. “It used to be the students needed to be out of school in the summer so they could help work on the farm and bring the crops in at harvest time,” Earnshaw said at Monday night’s East Penn School Board meeting, “but that only applies to a very limited number of our students who are working on family farms “I personally would like to see us move to a more year-round schedule with two or three weeks off in the fall, two or three …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
East Penn Board of School Directors approve 2012-2013 district calendar by a 7-1 vote at Monday night's school board meeting.
The East Penn Board of School Directors approved by a vote of 7-1 at last night’s school board meeting a 2012-2013 school district calendar that will send East Penn students back to class before Labor Day. The district calendar made official Monday night had been available for public review for about two weeks, according to East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger, who said his office had not received a complaint about the calendar from the community or from staff during that time. School board member Julian Stolz, who said he personally doesn’t care when school starts, was the lone vote against the 2012-2013 calendar as proposed. He said he had been approached my numerous parents asking the board to wait a year to …
Monday, February 13, 2012
East Penn Board of School Directors will decide if East Penn students will need to head back to class before Labor Day at tonight's school board meeting.
The East Penn Board of School Directors will vote on the 2012-2013 school calendar at tonight’s board meeting, deciding if East Penn youngsters will join the growing ranks of Lehigh County public school students heading back to class before Labor Day. The East Penn School District's working 2012-2013 calendar proposes an Aug. 27 start date. The district's apparent desire to push the start of the school year back into August has met with mixed reviews during the public comment portion of recent school board meetings, with parents complaining they should have been given more notice about such a signifcant calendar change. A recurrent complaint among parents has been that they have already put in for vacation time at work and family travel …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Superintendent of Schools shares proposed 2012-2013 calendar with East Penn Board of School Directors at Monday night’s school board meeting.
Calling it “the worst kept secret in the world,” the East Penn Superintendent of Schools shared a working 2012-2013 calendar with the East Penn Board of School Directors at Monday night’s school board meeting. That calendar, which calls for a pre-Labor Day start to the school year, won’t become official until the board approves it on Feb. 13. Thomas L. Seidenberger said the reason for starting school earlier is to give teachers more time to prepare East Penn students for the standardized tests they must take each spring. “The main reasons are testing unfortunately,” he said. “We don’t know when the Keystones are coming back and the PSSA’s are a moving target.” In terms of specifics, the proposed calendar calls for an Aug. 27, 2012 start …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Respondents to an online Patch survey say that East Penn schools should open in August 2012.
East Penn students are going to need to trade in their bathing suits for book bags this August, if respondents in an online Patch poll have anything to say about it. The poll question, published on Jan. 20, asked “Should East Penn Schools start before Labor Day?” Since then 150 Patch users have participated in the poll, with 95 respondents, or 63 percent, selecting the answer, “Yes.” Thirty-six percent of those who took part in the online poll (55 respondents) chose “No” as their answer. The poll results are not scientific. The East Penn Board of School Directors will vote on the 2012-2013 school calendar at the Feb. 13 board meeting. District spokesperson Nicole Bloise told Patch that the district currently has a working 2012-2013 …