MLK Observance in Philadelphia to Coincide with Inauguration

The 2013 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Observance will take place January 17-21 in Philadelphia, PA and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington. The Observance will also coincide with the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2013.

The 2013 Observance has as its theme, “We Are One: Workers’ Rights and Civil Rights” and like past Observances, will feature a day in which participants take part in various community service projects in and around the City of Brotherly Love.

“This year’s event in Philadelphia will give participants an opportunity to walk the ground where so much history was made and to maybe make a little history of their own,” said IAM Chief of Staff to the International President Diane Babineaux. “Each year, our community service work leaves a positive and lasting impression of who we are and what we stand for. The IAM has always been a strong and visible presence at these events and I encourage any local that can send members to do so.”

A reduced hotel rate of $109 plus 15.2 percent tax per night has been negotiated at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Self parking is available at $15 per day.

The conference registration fee is $180 until December 17, 2012, with later registration at $200 from December 18, 2012 through January 2. 2013. Conference registration and hotel reservations can be made online at

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