Here’s a quick sound collage of highlights from Union City Radio segments this week…
(audio) “You walk inside the home And it's, it's the weirdest feeling in the world, you think you're walking into this like minefield, you don't know if there's little ticking time bomb everywhere. In the beginning, one of the first gas leaks that I had, it was a young couple with a child, and every time the furnace kicked on, it was just spewing out natural gas. I walk in and I'm all nervous, and the husband said, my wife just got a phone call that her father had just passed away of COVID-19 and she's on the floor crying and now the kid is out of the crib, he is screaming and he's running towards me and I'm a mom. And you know, any kid that runs towards you just kinda like want to pick up and say, Hey, it's okay. And I don't know if this child's been exposed. I don't know if I've been exposed, will, I give it to the child. I made sure they were safe. And I went and drove to a nearby parking lot and I probably sat there for about a half hour, 45 minutes. just thinking about what's going on in this world right now? What, what is going on? It was pretty crazy.”
“We will keep the lights on in Las Vegas. Our community needs us. They need to see the big white truck. I have to brag on my crew; 'cause we're in this together. We decided to be in this together, we're doing the long haul and it makes me pretty proud and I'm glad that everybody's working together.”
Jessica, a utility worker in Detroit, and Shannon, who works for the gas company in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Union City Radio last week.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1997, Rose Will Monroe, popularly known as Rosie the Riveter, died in Clarksville, Indiana. During World War Two she helped bring women into the labor force.
Today’s labor quote is from Rosie The Riveter, recorded by the Four Vagabonds, an African-American group whose version caught on and rose on the Hit Parade:
All the day long whether rain or shine
She’s a part of the assembly line
She’s making history,
working for victory
Rosie the Riveter
Keeps a sharp lookout for sabotage
Sitting up there on the fuselage
That little frail can do more than a
male will do
Rosie the Riveter
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