Unions donate services to rebuild dangerous fishing dock

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HELPING THE COMMUNITY, AGAIN, apprentices and journeymen from Laborers Local 42 and 110 last week tore down an old, unsafe fishing dock in Willmore Park in preparation for its rebuilding by Iron Workers Local 396 members and carpenters from the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council. The project is being funded by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, as a community service project in conjunction with the AFL-CIO Convention Oct. 22-25.

Dock in Willmore Park funded by Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

A labor community service project as part of the upcoming national AFL-CIO convention has already begun with preliminary demolition work for rebuilding a fishing dock in Willmore Park in St. Louis at Hampton and Jamieson avenues.

Journeymen and apprentices with Laborers Locals 42 and 110 tore down the decrepit old dock last week in preparation for its replacement.

In the next few weeks, members of Iron Workers Local 396 will replace the skeleton structure with permanent iron frames. Carpenters from the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council will finish the rebuilding with a permanent, safe structure for kids and parents to enjoy.

The project is being funded and coordinated by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance with the assistance of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, the St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council and the Missouri AFL-CIO.

A dedication is planned for Oct. 21 as part of the AFL-CIO’s pre-Convention programming. The AFL-CIO convention will be Oct. 22-25 at the Marriott Grand St. Louis Hotel.

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