Sep_02_16 Christie Administration Observes Labor Day in South Jersey
Deputy Labor Commissioner Participates in 122nd Annual Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Observance
COLLINGSWOOD, N.J., September 2, 2016 – Today Deputy Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner, PhD of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development joined union leaders, elected officials and scholarship recipients at the Southern New Jersey Central Labor Council’s 122nd Annual Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Observance in Collingswood. McGuire, a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor and advocate for the eight-hour workday, is credited with proposing the first-ever Labor Day.
During the event, union leaders awarded scholarships to local students to help them attend Rutgers University, Rowan University, Camden County College and Rowan College at Gloucester County. Additionally, the Council presented Sam Ferraino, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1360, with the George E. Norcross Humanitarian Award.
The Labor Day observance concluded with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Peter J. McGuire memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner, PhD delivered remarks at the 122nd
Annual Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Observance in Collingswood.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner, PhD offered remarks at the site of the
Peter J. McGuire Memorial alongside Southern New Jersey Central Labor Council
President Bob Schiavinato and Congressman Donald Norcross.