Philadelphia

Traffic Alert for Saturday: “Workers Stand for America” Rally

On
Saturday, August 11th, from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, at Eakins Oval, at 26th Street &
the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
local and national union representatives will gather for a rally and a day of
events — “Workers Stand for America“. It is
estimated that the event will draw approximately 20,000-30,000 participants. In
conjunction with this event several unions will gather their members at their
individual union halls and other locations throughout the city and march to
Eakins Oval.

The Communications Workers of
America
will rally at 900 Race Street at the Verizon building
from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM when they are expected to march to Eakins Oval.
Members of District Council 33 will gather at 3001 Walnut Street
and rally from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and then members will march to Eakins Oval.
The exact route of the Communications Workers and the District Council 33
supporters march is unknown at this time. The Labors Union
will meet at 1310 Wallace Street
from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM and then march to the event at Eakins Oval. The Labors
Union supporters will march from Ridge
Avenue to Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount Avenue to 21st Street and then 21st Street to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

At
approximately 8:00 AM on Saturday, the inner drive of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed
between 20th Street
and Eakins Oval for the event. If necessary Kelly Drive eastbound into Eakins
Oval will be diverted at Fairmount
Avenue. The outer drive of the Parkway westbound
will be diverted at 8:00 AM out 23rd
Street to Pennsylvania Avenue & Spring Garden Street.
Traffic from the Spring Garden
Street bridge traveling east into Eakins Oval will
be diverted eastbound to the outer drive on the Parkway towards 22nd Street.
Philadelphia Police will have officers deployed in the area to assist with
traffic and crowd control.

The
Commanding Officers of the Central Police Division, the Sixth, Ninth and Center
City Districts have been notified of these activities. Thank you.