San Diego Union Members Opt For a “Day On” on MLK Day

http://www.unionyes.org” width=”176″ />The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council organized its third annual Martin Luther King Day service project on Monday, attracting nearly 200 union members and other community volunteers to the Rolando Park neighborhood of San Diego to pick up litter and clear weeds.

The Labor Council volunteers removed thousands of pounds of trash – including a mattress, a couch and other debris – from the neighborhood’s major thoroughfares.

It was really great to get out there with other union members and pitch in on a day we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s commitment to public service. Union members rise and shine with that commitment every day. They serve the public honorably by teaching our children, attending to the sick and needy, responding to emergencies, and keeping our parks, schools, hospitals and beaches clean.

As Dr. King once asked, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'” In San Diego, union members always answer that call.