Updated at 3:50 PM Sunday, September 6.
Approximately 1,600 union members are expected to join government officials in a giant Labor Day rally at Petco Park on Monday.
California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Imperial County, Assembly members Marty Block, Lorena Gonzalez and Shirley Weber, and City Councilman Todd Gloria are slated to attend the rally, along with leaders from the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council.
The rally, which precedes the Padres’ 1:10 p.m. baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, begins at 11:30 a.m. in the stadium parking lot at 12th and Imperial Avenue.
According to the San Diego Labor Council’s Facebook event, the State of Working Families Address will be presented at noon by the Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Richard Barrera from Western Metal Supply Company.
The Labor Council will also host a separately ticketed event on the rooftop before the baseball game. This pre-game festivity will include seats, draft beer, rotisserie chicken, hot dogs and plenty of ballpark favorites.
Proceeds from the event will support the lives of working families in San Diego and Imperial Counties, according to the Labor-Council.
City News Service contributed to this article.