Service + Solidarity Spotlight: City Proclaims Savannah’s Labor Week Sept. 4–10

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: City Proclaims Savannah’s Labor Week Sept. 4–10

Savannah Labor Week

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.

Union members gathered at City Hall in Savannah, Georgia, last week to receive a proclamation from Mayor Van Johnson and the City Council as they declared Sept. 4–10, 2022, as “Labor Week” in the Hostess City of the South. The city made the proclamation to recognize the economic and social achievements of the Savannah region’s labor movement.

“Many of the rights workers have today have been won because workers themselves joined together and fought for them….In short, workers deserve to share in the wealth that we help create,” stated Savannah Regional Central Labor Council President Christi Hulme (OPEIU, pictured above, center). Georgia State AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming (IAM, pictured above, second from right) was at the proclamation ceremony along with members of the local labor movement.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 08/30/2022 – 13:21

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Updated: September 8, 2022 — 2:54 am