Labor unions rally at Phoenix Park

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Phoenix Park was the center for local labor leaders on Monday where they talked about how important unions are to them.

Hosted by the Greater West Central Area Labor Council, it was time to recognize the importance the role unions play in workers’ rights.

There were games for kids, door prizes and picnic lunch and speeches from local political candidates.

“This is America,” said Jeff Smith, a candidate for the Wisconsin Senate. “The American dream needs to be revamped. The American dream needs to be there for everyone. Everyone needs to be able to depend on the fact that they’re going to be treated fairly. If they’re working, they’re going to get paid fairly, and we’re all brothers and sisters looking out for each other. That’s what unions are about.”

There were also volunteers on hand helping people register to vote.

Chris Hoyt

Chris Hoyt

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