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.
Since April, more than 1,000 members of the Mine Workers (UMWA) have been on strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama, demanding a fair contract that recognizes their sacrifices and contributions that helped lift the company out of bankruptcy several years ago. Striking UMWA members have received support and solidarity from across the labor movement. And after holding a toy drive earlier this month, members of the Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council are spreading holiday cheer by sending dozens of kids’ toys and bikes to the families of UMWA members on strike. “Happy holidays from your family in western Pennsylvania!” the labor council tweeted. “One day longer, one day stronger!”