EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An event at Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park brought the community together yesterday to celebrate the meaning of the Labor Day holiday. The greater West Central Area Labor Council hosted the celebration.

There was food, drinks, prizes, and a solidarity walk commemorating Labor Day. Organizers say this a great opportunity to recognize Eau Claire’s history with unions as well. 

“We’re excited to do the good work that we do every single day, whether that be organizing bargaining contracts and supporting our community and making sure that there’s good jobs for our friends and neighbors is our most important thing that we do each and every day.”

Event staff say around between 200 and 250 people were expected to attend this year’s Labor Day celebration.