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.
Throughout Richard Trumka’s (UMWA) life, he inspired and encouraged us to be active leaders in our communities. We’re proud to see his legacy continue in his home state of Pennsylvania, where the labor movement is holding a series of community service events in memory of our departed friend and brother who served as president of the AFL-CIO for nearly 12 years.
Members of the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council, under the leadership of President Darrin Kelly (IAFF), held a litter cleanup Monday morning in Pittsburgh. The Harrisburg Region Central Labor Council held a Labor Day of Action with different opportunities for volunteers, including writing thank you cards to veterans and helping out at a local food bank. The Montgomery County AFL-CIO Union Council held a food drive and the United Labor Council of Reading & Berks County fundraised $700 to tackle hunger
There are further events planned in the coming weeks in Erie, Allentown, York, Johnstown, the Northern Tier region and Scranton. The labor movement salutes the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and its central labor councils for their dedication to their neighbors and for honoring the legacy of Brother Trumka.