Iron Workers Local 29 turned its Northeast Portland union headquarters parking lot into a winter wonderland Dec. 19. “Night on Santa Lane” took the place of “Breakfast With Santa,” a party the union, credit union, and training center have put on for members and their kids and grandkids for 34 years.
Amidst a dire, statewide shortage of critical medical supplies, the region’s largest electrical workers’ union, IBEW Local 103, has donated 20,000 medical-grade protective masks to the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) for direct distribution to front-line caregivers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Healthcare workers across the nation are working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with, at times, not enough supplies to protect them… “So, we thought that over here we could do our part and help give back to the community.”
This is something that should be considered nation wide. A recently elected congresswoman from Washington State said, “There are lots of people sitting in front of computers but have you tried recently to get an electrician or plumber?” This new member of Congress is not a lawyer but has a blue collar background.