Workers plan rally to rebuild Coliseum
by John Callegari
Published: May 23rd, 2011
A coalition of workers representing the labor, restaurant and hospitality industry gathered at the Nassau Coliseum today as they announced their intention to march on Mineola tomorrow to show support for the plan to rebuild the Coliseum.
The rally, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Nassau County Legislature building on Old Country Road, coincides with a vote by the Legislature to decide whether a referendum will be presented to the people on Aug. 1, asking them whether they would like to bond $400 million for the construction of a new Coliseum and minor league baseball stadium.
"I know we already have at least 1,000 people who are going to be there," said Brian Rosenberg, president of the Long Island Restaurant Association. "It's going to be the biggest rally Long Island has ever seen."