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.
In place of the Pittsburgh area labor movement’s usual Labor Day parade and in-person celebrations, members of the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council led a weekend of action and community service in southwestern Pennsylvania. Some 20 volunteer union members helped restore the 28th Ward Veterans Memorial on Sunday. “This is more than just a monument, this is a place of honor,” labor council President Darrin Kelly (IAFF) told KDKA-TV. “Labor has many traditions, but its biggest tradition will always be its commitment to service to this great country….Projects like this give people hope.” Union members who are veterans took part in the restoration. The Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council also held a food distribution event this past Friday and a park beautification event on Saturday.