Local labour brother and sisters will be parading today to show their solidarity.
Brandon's 14th annual May Day march, organized by the Brandon and District Labour Council, will be leaving the Dome Building at 5:45 p.m. today and heading out of the Keystone Centre grounds down to the Labour Council offices at 727C–10th Street.
At the end of the parade, there will be free pizza, refreshments and a May Day celebration cake. That's scheduled for about 7 p.m.
May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, commemorates the bombing of a labour meeting in Chicago in 1886, when workers were fighting for an eight-hour day.
Brandon's Labour Council says that they are organizing the march to celebrate the labour movement's achievments as wel as to prepare for future challenges. Attendees are asked to bring union banners or to wear union clothing if possible.