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 those stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Members of Laborers (LIUNA) Local 773 delivered fresh produce and dairy products to their union brothers, sisters and friends in Madison County, Illinois.Â Local 773 set up shop in the bus lot at two local school districts, where members gave out 200 boxes of produce and 250 boxes of dairy products to union families in need. â€śOur strength comes from the willingness toÂ stand together as a united front,â€ť Local 773 Business Manager Jerry Womick told the Labor Tribune. â€śIt is this commitment to each other that has allowed us to prosper through good times and preserve through bad.â€ť
This blog originally appeared at AFL-CIO on July 16, 2020. Reprinted with permission.
About the Author: Aaron Gallant is a contributor for AFL-CIO.