BOISE -- This Labor Day, many people across the country and here in the Treasure Valley are taking time to recognize the contributions of our nation's workers, and the organized labor movement.
The Boise Central Trades and Labor Council is celebrating 100 years by holding its annual barbecue picnic in Boise's Municipal Park.
Leland Heinbach, the president of the organization, says today's picnic is more than promoting unions, but all of Idaho's workers.
"For us, it's just really a time for families to come together and celebrate workers," said Heinbach. "A lot of people assume it's about unions and stuff but it's really not. Our focus is actually about helping all workers in Idaho, have a better life."
At today's picnic, they were also collecting canned foods or cash donations, to help restock the Council Food Bank.