Working People, Working Together to Build Power

Labor Day 2023

As the end of summer approaches, we get closer to celebrating a holiday of significant importance to our country's history and future: Labor Day. This celebration, marked with parades, picnics, and parties, is about recognizing the substantial contributions of American workers to our nation's strength, freedom, and leadership.

The Wichita Hutchinson Labor Federation is excited to extend an invitation to all community members to our annual Labor Day Picnic. Join us as we commemorate the spirit and camaraderie of our local labor community, and pay tribute to the American worker who continues to elevate our nation's standard of living.

From noon to 4pm on September 2nd, we'll be gathering at the Machinists Hall, 3830 S Meridian in Wichita, Kansas, inviting you to join us for free food and awesome BINGO prizes. We're continuing our youth writing contest, encouraging our younger generation to engage with and understand the significance of the labor movement.

Whether you're a member of a labor organization, a supportive neighbor, or an ally, we welcome EVERYONE to this celebration. 

For more details on the picnic and how to participate in the youth writing contest, please visit our website at

Mark your calendars and join us in this celebration of the American worker. We can't wait to see you there!

Happy Labor Day in advance from all of us at The Wichita Hutchinson Labor Federation!

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Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation

About Us

The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation of South Central Kansas (WHLF) is a non-profit labor membership organization devoted to supporting, advancing and advocating for the working people of the south central Kansas region. The WHLF brings together 30 local unions from every trade, occupation, public and private sector of the Kansas economy. We represent over 30,000 union members and their families, including teachers, aerospace professionals, operating engineers, construction workers, electricians, firefighters, state employees, janitors, train operators, and many more who are the face of today's workforce.

Our mission is to improve the lives of workers, their families, and our communities, and to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our region. To accomplish this mission the WHLF works to build worker power through political education and action, supporting economic development in South Central Kansas, being an active partner with business and government leaders, organizing workers who choose to be in a union, providing community service and job training, and conducting educational programs for working people.