Planning underway for labor rally in Philadelphia

Looks like plans are heating up for the labor rally scheduled to be held next weekend in Philadelphia, in advance of the Democratic and Republican conventions.

Here's a press release about an event Monday to announce special guests:

WORKERS STAND FOR AMERICA ORGANIZERS TO STAGE PRESS CONFERENCE IN HOST CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ON MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH; MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AND NATIONAL SPEAKERS' TO BE ANNOUNCED

WHO: Pat Gillespie, Building Trades Business Manager; Liz McElroy, Secretary-Treasurer of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO; John J. Dougherty, Business Manager of IBEW Local 98; Pete Matthews, President of District Council 33, and other Philadelphia labor leaders.

WHAT: Philly's labor leaders will announce details of the Workers Stand For America rally on Saturday, August 11th on Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the star-studded lineup of musical acts and national speakers. The rally, a middle-class summit, is expected to draw 30,000 people to the Parkway.

WHEN: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: IBEW Local 98 Union Hall, 1719 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia.

SOUND/VISUALS: South Philly native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Charlie Gracie, one of the musical artists scheduled to play the Workers Stand for America rally, will play two of his rockabilly classics at the end of the press conference to help promote the national middle-class summit on August 11th.

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