Unions Working Together for the Flint Water Crisis

Unions-Together_BlogIn the middle of the Flint water crisis, where lead levels were found to be as high as 4,000 parts per billion, 266 times the EPA safe limit, who is it that stepped up to the plate and offered a helping hand? Union Plumbers.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, over 300 union plumbers from across Michigan and across the country gathered at UA Local 370 Union Hall. They volunteered their time to install new faucets and filters, free of charge, for Flint area families. Volunteers also handed out bottled water and lead test kits. The faucets and filters were donated by Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) members.

In just one weekend, they helped over 1,100 homeowners and families receive access to safer drinking water. This effort was coordinated by PMI and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). It’s moments like this that make us all union proud.

#UnionStrong #StandWithFlint #WorkTogether

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