Service + Solidarity Spotlight: SMART Members Show the Meaning of Solidarity

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.

When tragedy struck twice, Arielle Womack turned to her union family for help and support. A member of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 66 in Washington state, Womack lost her son and her husband within four months of each other. The union filmed a video of her sharing her story as part of SMART’s “I Got Your Back” campaign for union members to support each other both on and off the job. “You can tell someone all day that you’re gonna be there for them,” Womack said. “But when you show up is when it matters. ‘I Got Your Back’ is showing up when it counts.”