Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Chicago Federation of Labor Denounces Community Violence

CFL Secretary-Treasurer Don Villar (NABET-CWA) speaking at a press conference on violence in Chicago

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.

On Friday, the Chicago Federation of Labor’s (CFL’s) Civil Rights and Human Relations Committee stood with union members and community partners to denounce the violence that has been terrorizing the community. According to reports, the city has experienced hundreds of shootings and homicides since the start of the year.

Peace starts with all of us working for justice. The CFL has been doing just that,” the labor council said in a public statement. The CFL pointed to its work connecting people in underserved communities with good union jobs and to its partnership with United Way to lift up families and neighborhoods that have been impacted by violence.