Union-To-Union Relief Effort Supports Haitian Workers

Friday, February 26, 2010

(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)


Haitian workers “still lack basic shelter, food, water, and medicine,” reports Cathy Feingold, the Solidarity Center’s country program director for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. “The majority of union leaders and members are sleeping outside their homes because many completely collapsed or became unstable as a result of structural damage.” Since the devastating January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the Solidarity Center has acted quickly to send needed supplies and support to its Haitian partners through a union-to-union effort that builds toward long-term reconstruction and strengthening of Haiti’s labor movement. Click here for Feingold’s report and here to donate to the Solidarity Center’s Earthquake Relief for Haitian Workers campaign. - photo: Gwend Johnson and Mike Williams of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists present a check for $30,000 for the campaign to the Solidarity Center's Teresa Elaine Casertano and Gladys Cisneroson Thursday; photo by Nancy Mills using Gwend Johnson's camera

 

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