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Thurston-Lewis-Mason CLC sets May Day event in Olympia

All are invited to attend, organize, sponsor this celebration at Heritage Park


OLYMPIA — The Thurston-Lewis-Mason Central Labor Council and its new committee, the South Sound Labor School, invite all working people and families in Olympia and the surrounding area to join them for a May Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Olympia’s Heritage Park, 5th Ave. SW, on International Workers Day, May 1, 2023.

“With this event, TLM CLC joins millions around the world in celebrating International Workers’ Day and hopes to unite our diverse communities around the common struggles for dignity, democracy, and justice,” said Alice Rosewater with AFSCME 3758. “Almost everybody is expected to work for a living, but not all those people see themselves as part of the working class. TLM CLC hopes to help change that with our May Day celebration, to show what unites us and to promote our common bonds as we seek to build a better future.”

All working people in our region are welcome to enjoy the event’s live music, food, and games. They’ll also have the chance to hear from notable figures in the South Sound’s Labor community, including

○  Bob Guenther (TLM CLC)
○  Mike Yestramski (WFSE/AFSCME Council 28)
○  Dylan Lux (Starbucks Workers United Tumwater)
○  Clint Bryson (IBEW 76)
○  Rachelle Martin (TLM CLC)
○  Kimberly Klontz (BLET 238)
○  Mark McLaughlin (UFCW 367)

As the council prepares for the May Day Celebration, all are invite to participate in a number of ways:

●  Attend the event as a participant! Come and eat, play some games and connect with us!
●  Staff a booth to advertise your local union or program. Showcase the work you do or an initiative you are proud of and want to share.
●  Send a speaker to address the crowd. We want to hear from you! We are building a program of speakers and music. If you or anyone in your group wants time at the microphone let us know!
●  Sponsor the event as a Supporter ($250), Associate ($500), or Partner ($1,000).
●  Join the planning committee. All committee members have access to all planning documents; including permits, budget, contracts.

Get more information on the event at or contact TLM CLC Treasurer Rachelle Martin at 360-261-2090 or

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