Grammy Award-winning country music star Lucinda Williams will headline a national labor rally on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday.
Starting at 11 a.m., the rally, Workers Stand for America, organized by the AFL-CIO, is intended to draw attention to issues involving the middle class.
"This is about changing the conversation in America," said Liz McElroy, secretary-treasurer of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. "It's about making sure politicians of all stripes hear us."
Speakers will include Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The DNC angered labor by choosing Charlotte, N.C., in a right-to-work state, for its convention in September.
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrats, will also speak, as will AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.