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.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond went to Chicago on Wednesday to meet with union members and leaders. He toured Wolf Point South, a groundbreaking new construction project in the heart of the city that’s putting hundreds of union members in the building trades to work. Like all other AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) projects, Wolf Point South is 100% union-made. The BIT invested in all three phases of the development, which, when complete, will have generated more than 6 million hours of work for union construction trades on the site.
“The work of the AFL-CIO BIT, supporting projects like Wolf Point and others across the nation, is personal to me. I want every worker to have the same chance as my family, the chance to join a union, to work on projects like Wolf Point, and to succeed in achieving all their dreams. I want every working family to feel the power of the labor movement as a change agent for prosperity,” Redmond said. “Wolf Point South, along with the other BIT construction projects, is a testament to what we can achieve together as a movement.” Click here to read more about the event.