Labor Day 2000 started with a party and ended with a prayer for members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) on strike against The Earthgrains Co. in Ft. Payne, Ala. This was the scene as nearly 700 members of Local 611 were joined by their families and friends for Labor Day festivities on picket lines in front of the gates of the heavily secured bakery.