The prospect of lost jobs frightens thousands at Indiana Halloween parade
Last week, field coordinators with the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) attended the Callithumpian Festival's annual Halloween parade. Rachel Bennett Steury reported that thousands of families and costumed kids lined the streets of Decatur, Indiana to hear the bands and catch candy tossed from the floats.
Bennett Steury reported:
Our friend and crime-fighting partner, Fair Trade Francesca, flew in for the day to join the United Steelworkers Local 715L for the event. The Rapid Response committee for Local 715L participates in many community events and parades throughout the year and are experts at modifying their float to fit every occasion.
The Halloween parade was no exception. Adorned with headstones that read “RIP: JOBS”, a giant electronic Gargoyle, an American flag, and (of course) a “Keep it Made in the USA” sign, the float really stood out. In fact, the float was such a hit that it won third place out of the 100 floats participating!
Pictured: Korene Mansfield, Jimmy Kitson, Fair Trade Francesca, Gary Poling, and Charlie Odier.
Related recent Blogs
- March 10, 2014: Making moves for manufacturing • by mmcmullan • 03/10/2014
- March 7, 2014: Weak #MFG job growth and a big trade deficit earn Obama the saddest of trombones • by mmcmullan • 03/07/2014
- It wasn't all weather: What's behind the weak manufacturing jobs report. • by admin • 03/07/2014
- A Berry good story on American-made footwear • by mmcmullan • 03/06/2014
- White House economic adviser Gene Sperling shares words of wisdom on his way out • by TGarland • 03/05/2014
- EPI: Address currency manipulation and you address the jobs deficit • by mmcmullan • 03/05/2014
- A first look at the president's budget proposal for 2015 • by mmcmullan • 03/04/2014
- The U.S. needs a stronger domestic supply chain in the event of an attack • by TGarland • 03/04/2014
- Campaigns and political parties take note: We've got the key to attracting voters • by LDonia • 03/03/2014
- And the award goes to ... American workers • by TGarland • 03/03/2014