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Organized Labor Helps with Flood Relief

JULY 15, 2019

The men and women of organized labor in Missouri are stepping up to help their neighbors affected by severe spring weather.

Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis visited St. Joseph on Tuesday, July 16, to present donations to help families hurt by spring flooding in northwest Missouri. Nine northwest Missouri counties – Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Holt, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte, and Ray – are included in two federal disaster declarations declared this year. The donations from the Disaster Relief Fund will go to local union families, including two from Laborers Local 579.

President Louis met with local leaders and presented checks at the Northwest Missouri Central Labor Council Hall at 1022 S. 10th Street in St. Joseph.

Laborers Local 579, based in St. Joseph represents laborers in 16 counties in northwest Missouri.