Laborers Local 42 honors veteran members, recognizes more than 11,000 years of hard work

A STANDING OVATION greeted 65-year member Sam Barrale as he walked to the podium to receive his well-earned recognition from Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Flinn (left) and President/Field Representative Richard McLaughlin. – Labor Tribune photo

St. Louis – Celebrating 11,735 working years as laborers, Laborers Local 42 said “thank you” for a job well done to its members as they presented membership pins for 65, 55, 50, 45, 40, 30, 25, 20, 15 and 10 years as members of the Laborers union.

At the pin presentation ceremonies held Saturday, Aug. 18 at Local 42’s hall, 3710 Enright, Business Manager Brandon Flinn, noting that the Laborers Union was now over 100 years old, said: “You have all made this possible, our current members and officers and our past members and officers. We honor you all for keeping our union strong and doing the hard, and important work, that we as laborers all do day in and day out.”

Following individual presentations and group photos, the retirees, some with their spouses, were treated to an old fashioned fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings.

“We are proud of our members,” Flinn told the Labor Tribune after the ceremonies. “They are an incredible group of men and women who have helped to build communities across Missouri. And that’s something we are all proud of.”



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