Unions are about family, community, and workers looking out for one another. In the Building Community section, we report on union volunteer work, charitable activity, and outreach in the community.
LCSA reports many union families are still struggling due to the impact of the pandemic and are in need of assistance.
The chapter won’t hold its annual Holiday Party at the Elsinore Theatre again this year. Instead, it’s supporting four regional projects.
Labor’s Community Services Agency’s (LCSA) Presents from Partners holiday event takes place in mid-December.
The Labor Roundtable of Southwest Washington held a scaled-down annual awards banquet after a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In Vancouver, Fire Fighters Local 452 will raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Sept. 9 and 10.
Members pre-registered and were assigned time slots and the picnic was held in shifts over two Sundays in July.
The council has been operating a food bank since just before Christmas for 152 union members who were laid off because of COVID-19.
Labor’s Community Service Agency, serving union families statewide, has launched a COVID Safety-Net Spring Fundraiser through May 31.
An organization created by unions—Workers Helping Workers—held its fourth food box distribution March 14, distributing over 1,400 food boxes.
March 11 will mark a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The pandemic hit the local union movement highly unevenly.