Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Labor Movement in Milwaukee Holds Food Drive, Calls Out Johnson for Opposing the HEROES Act

Milwaukee Area Labor Council

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Milwaukee Area Labor Council, led by President Pam Fendt (LIUNA), held a Be a Hero” food drive yesterday. For the past week, union members have been pledging to donate food to support families in need. For each donation pledge, the Milwaukee Area Labor Council tweeted at U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, letting him know working people in Wisconsin were standing up for each other, since he took a vacation instead of standing up for families and passing the HEROES Act. Yesterday, all of the union members who made a pledge stopped by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council parking lot to donate their food and to support families in need.