Service + Solidarity Spotlight: IBB Members Help Rebuild Seattle Zoo’s Playground

L-104’s Michal Corte works on the playground upgrades for Woodland Park Zoo.

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.

Union members always work together when we have a chance to improve our communities. Members of Boilermakers (IBB) Local 104 recently took part in a special community service project to rebuild and upgrade the playground at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The project was completed with volunteers giving a couple hours of their evenings over a few months to work.

Local 104 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Steve Behling said he’s proud of the volunteer work the local has completed for their community. “I would like to thank Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo for giving Local 104 membership the opportunity to be of service to our community. We are proud to have been a part [of the project] by making the upgraded bamboo scramble installation much safer for the children of Seattle, and we hope that many generations to come are able to enjoy their visit to one of the best zoos in our area.”