**Special Event**

U.P. 200 Sled Dog Watch

At the

Building Trades Hall, 119 S. Front St.

(Right above The Vierling)

February 12, 2016

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

Bring a guest!

Join your Brothers & Sisters in the labor movement for some social time! This is a prime place to watch the teams of the UP200 as they leave Marquette. You can watch the teams go by on Front Street from the 2nd story window or outside on the street. Come in, get warm, socialize and enjoy some chili, crackers, cookies, pop or coffee. (BYOB) Candidates for various offices have been invited and will be stopping by.

Food Sponsored by:

U.P. Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

UPLABOR.COM

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