ShareThis Page
Allegheny

Former VP Joe Biden marches in Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade

| Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden joins the ranks of prominent Pennsylvania democrats at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden joins the ranks of prominent Pennsylvania democrats at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Karl Priore of Ross Township warms up his trumpet before marching with the Letter Carriers Band at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Karl Priore of Ross Township warms up his trumpet before marching with the Letter Carriers Band at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets Walter Geiger of Arona Borough a member of the ALCIO at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets Walter Geiger of Arona Borough a member of the ALCIO at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets with union members at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets with union members at the start of Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Union members and their supporters march down the Boulevard of the Allies during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Union members and their supporters march down the Boulevard of the Allies during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets members of Variety the Children’s Charity during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets members of Variety the Children’s Charity during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets members of Variety the Children’s Charity during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden meets members of Variety the Children’s Charity during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden walks U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, Conor Lamb, during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden walks U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, Conor Lamb, during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden autographs a sign held by Reggie Kubus, 8, of Lawrenceville, during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden autographs a sign held by Reggie Kubus, 8, of Lawrenceville, during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Philip Giliberto carries his daughter, Kayla, both of Pleasant Hills and representing Pittsburgh Federated Teachers, during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Philip Giliberto carries his daughter, Kayla, both of Pleasant Hills and representing Pittsburgh Federated Teachers, during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Casey, a long haired chihuahua, is pulled by Beverly McDonough representing the American Postal Workers Union during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Casey, a long haired chihuahua, is pulled by Beverly McDonough representing the American Postal Workers Union during Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Wanda Smith of Penn Hills dances while marching in Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Wanda Smith of Penn Hills dances while marching in Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Attendees of the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park ride the swing ride, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Attendees of the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park ride the swing ride, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Rocco Przybylik, 9, of Brackenridge tests his strength during the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Rocco Przybylik, 9, of Brackenridge tests his strength during the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Saoirse Russell, 9, of Harrison Township enjoys the swing ride at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Saoirse Russell, 9, of Harrison Township enjoys the swing ride at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Nicole Karpinski, of Leechburg, her daughter, Madelyn Karpinski, 4 and their friend, Emily Ratajeski, 4, of Plum (pictured l-r) have fun on the slide at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Nicole Karpinski, of Leechburg, her daughter, Madelyn Karpinski, 4 and their friend, Emily Ratajeski, 4, of Plum (pictured l-r) have fun on the slide at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Matthew Canzoneri, 6, Brittany Canzoneri, and Nicholas Canzoneri, 3, of Monroeville, play on the tea cups ride at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Matthew Canzoneri, 6, Brittany Canzoneri, and Nicholas Canzoneri, 3, of Monroeville, play on the tea cups ride at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Rylynn Pryor, 3, of New Kensington wins a stuffed monkey at the midway at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Rylynn Pryor, 3, of New Kensington wins a stuffed monkey at the midway at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Jayden Pryor, 6, of New Kensington beats the heat with an shaved ice at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Jayden Pryor, 6, of New Kensington beats the heat with an shaved ice at the Labor United Celebration in Northmoreland Park, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden greets parades watchers when Biden marched Pittsburghճ Labor Day parade.Pittsburghճ Labor Day parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Former Vice-President Joe Biden greets parades watchers when Biden marched Pittsburghճ Labor Day parade.Pittsburghճ Labor Day parade, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.

Extreme temperatures didn’t hold back former Vice President Joe Biden at Pittsburgh’s 37th annual Labor Day parade or discourage Labor Day celebrations around the region.

Thousands turned out for the the parade which is billed as the largest Labor Day parade in the country.

Spectators lined the parade route as temperatures climbed near 90 degrees.

Biden was joined by prominent Pennsylvania Democrats like U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Biden and Casey, D-Scranton, plan to make the rounds at union picnics scheduled after the parade.

Casey is running for re-election this November against Republican Lou Barletta.

Over in Westmoreland County, crowds flocked to the midway and carnival rides of the Labor United Celebration at Northmoreland Park. The two-day festival, which has been held since 1980, features a variety of rides, live music and for the first time ever, the Zerbini Family Circus. The festival offered a flea market, arts and crafts and bingo for adults.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me