President returns to Milwaukee for Laborfest

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am

President Barack Obama will return to Milwaukee to celebrate Labor Day at the Milwaukee Labor Council’s Laborfest.
According to the Milwaukee Labor Council, Obama is scheduled to appear at the Miller Stage in the afternoon and will be accompanied by his Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and the leader of the national AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka.
Seating for the president’s speech will require advance tickets and early ones will be distributed by union leaders to their members and families.
The public is invited to attend and hear the president from around the grounds.
Laborfest has been extended until 7 p.m., and is free to attend. The traditional Labor Day Parade is expected to start prior to 11 a.m. to accommodate those who wish to see Obama speak.
The Labor Day speech will mark Obama’s second trip to Milwaukee in less than three weeks. He toured the ZBB Corp. plant in Menomonee Falls and appeared at a fundraiser for Wisconsin Democratic candidate Tom Barrett in Milwaukee on Aug. 17. He also spoke at Laborfest, as the democratic candidate for president, in 2008.


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