WASHINGTON (WWJ/AP) – President Barack Obama will travel to Detroit on Sept. 5 to speak at the city’s annual Labor Day festivities, a spokesperson for the AFL-CIO told WWJ Newsradio 950 on Monday.

The White House confirmed Obama will speak at a Labor Day event sponsored by the Metro Detroit Central Labor Council.

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WWJ spoke with Saundra Williams, President of the Detroit AFL-CIO which is planning the city’s annual Labor Day Parade.

“We are so pleased that he’ll be here. He’s done a lot for Michigan,” said Williams. “For all of those folks that, you know, don’t have jobs … it’s just a little inspiration and encouragement for them to come out and join with us.”

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The last time Obama made an appearance at the parade was in 2008… a few months before he was elected.  The September 5th parade “steps off” at 9:30 in the morning along Woodward and Michigan Avenues.  The parade traditionally attracts thousands of labor union members and their families.

This will be Obama’s second trip to Michigan in a month. Obama visited a battery plant in Holland, Mich., on Aug. 11. Obama has touted his administration’s work to rescue General Motors and Chrysler, which are both headquartered in the Detroit area.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.