LABOR'S WEEKEND OF SERVICE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2020

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ACLC to Celebrate Labor Day with “Weekend of Service” Honoring Frontline Workers & Taking Care of People in Need
After cancellation of Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade, local union members will participate in a weekend of service, including food distribution and the beautification of a local park and veterans memorial

PITTSBURGH, PA — After the coronavirus forced the cancellation of Pittsburgh’s annual Labor Day Parade, one of the largest in the country, the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council will celebrate the holiday by holding Labor’s Weekend of Service to honor frontline workers and highlight organized labor’s commitment to serve our communities and take care of those in need.

ACLC President Darrin Kelly said: “While we can’t have our usual Labor Day celebrations this year, we are embracing this opportunity to honor the frontline workers who are helping us get through this pandemic and to show what organized labor is all about: serving our communities and taking care of people in need.

“In that same spirit of service and commitment to our communities, we ask that people find some way to give back and help others next weekend in their own communities — whether that’s donating to the Food Bank, organizing a neighborhood clean up, or even the simple, kind gesture of checking on an elderly neighbor. We are all in this together, and it’s never been more important that we all take care of each other.”

Next weekend, local union members will participate in a series of community service and volunteer activities, beginning with a food distribution hosted in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Pittsburgh Penguins — the latest of several emergency food distributions that ACLC and its partners have hosted since the start of the pandemic.

You can find more information below about all of Labor’s Weekend of Service events. Social distancing and masks will be required at all events.

All events are OPEN to members of the media. Please RSVP to [email protected].


FRIDAY, September 4th — FOOD DISTRIBUTION
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
PPG Paints Arena Parking Lot (*DRIVE UP ONLY*)
Labor’s Weekend of Service will begin with a food distribution next Friday morning, hosted in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Pittsburgh Penguins. This is the latest of several emergency food distributions that ACLC and its partners have held to help meet the need for food assistance since the start of the pandemic.

SATURDAY, September 5th — RENZIE PARK BEAUTIFICATION
8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meet at Renzie Park Pavilion (Sycamore Drive & Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15131)
Local union members will be cleaning the park, painting and repairing equipment, and planting flowers to help ensure that children and families in the community have a safe, clean place to spend time outdoors.

SUNDAY, September 6th — VETERANS MEMORIAL BEAUTIFICATION
9:00 a.m.
Steuben Street & Obey Avenue, Crafton Heights, PA 15205
Led by the Union Veterans Council, local union members will work to clean and restore the veterans memorial in Crafton Heights.

MONDAY, September 7th — LABOR DAY MASS
8:15 a.m.
St Paul’s Cathedral (108 N. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

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