Hundreds of CSA members braved a blazing sun and drenching humidity September 10 to join dozens of Unions in the annual Labor Day Parade up Fifth Avenue.
Many members, including Executive Vice President Mark Cannizzaro, started the day at St. Patrick's Cathedral's annual Labor Mass, where Union banners flanked the altar during the service.
Gesturing around at the magnificent cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan told the assemblage that "This house is yours. It was built with union labor and recently restored by union labor. So this is your house."
CSA members enjoyed breakfast sandwiches on 45th Street between Fifth and Vanderbilt before the 100 member strong Tottenville High School Marching Band led the CSA float, double decker bus and members on foot onto the parade route.
It was one of the fastest parades in recent memory. Members barely had time to shout "Hillary! Hillary!" as the passed Trump towers before they had passed the reviewing stand.
CSA President Ernest Logan and other executives joined President Club members for an after parade reception at the Arlington Club restaurant, which opened 45 minutes ahead of the reserved time to accommodate the thirsty throng.
President Logan thanked everyone for showing Union strength and solidarity.