Savannah carpenters Local 256 was recognized today as part of a Mayoral proclamation, designating September 3-10 as Labor Week in Savannah! In a news conference held by Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, the historic and ongoing contributions that labor unions provide to support and help workers across the city was outlined and lauded.
Southeastern Carpenters Local 256 was well represented by Local 256 and Southeastern Council President Meddy Settles (pictured on the right) as well as Council Political and Communications Director, Brett A. Hulme (pictured on the left), who also is a member of Local 256.
As Mayor Johnson issued his comments, he specifically recognized and thanked the carpenters union for their work in a record-setting new arena project that the carpenters are helping to build. He then presented the official proclamation plaque to Christi Hulme, president of the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council.
Check out a great Labor Day video that the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council put together to celebrate Labor Day. The video includes Local 256, and educates viewers on the critical role the labor movement plays in helping workers earn living wages and respect in the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvC8wW4aDE&feature=youtu.be