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Thousands to celebrate Labor Day at Coney Island

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The AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic will be held at Coney Island this year.

Thousands of workers attending the picnic to celebrate the American worker, and listen to messages of support and hope for America's workforce.  During the last several years, the event has drawn speakers like President Barack Obama.

On this Labor Day, the president showing solidarity with workers by signing an executive order requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors.

Three-hundred thousand of these workers getting the benefit for the first time. 

Coney Island opens at 9 a.m. Those attending the picnic should use the West Gate.  Adults are $5 and children are $1 per car load for the picnic.

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