Mountaineers for Progress recognize Labor Day with picnic celebration

Monongalia and Preston

Mountaineers for Progress celebrated Labor Day at Krepps Park, focusing on labor conditions and history throughout West Virginia.

The group recognized labor unions in the state, and the impact they have made to improve working conditions such as establishing child labor laws and paid leave.

Groups such as the United Mine Workers and AFT (American Federation of Teachers) spoke to the crowd about current labor conditions and challenges.

“We kind wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you. The work that they put in, that benefits all of us as a state,” said Julia Hamilton, secretary Mountaineers for Progress.

Around 45 community members showed up, including candidates for state delegates and senators. 

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