BLOOMINGTON (WEEK)- Today the Bloomington community came out for friends, family and fun. The Bloomington Labor Day parade gave neighbors a chance to fellowship while celebrating the American workforce.
“You know we can’t just stop what we doing because of the pandemic. People still have to live life. They have to get food from grocery stores, medicine. We just want to keep people moving,” said Callen Boddin, Vice President of the Amalgmated Transit Union. He is one of the many essential workers that worked throughout the pandemic.
Today illustrates a sense of gratitude to the working class but, those who are unemployed due to the pandemic are also on the minds of those attending the parade.
“Our focus in helping to build the economy so in turn they can get back to work. We know there are so many people eager to get back to work we just have to work. We just have to provide the right environment for them” said Connie Beard, Chairman of the McLean County.
The movement to rebuild the country’s economy has many employers thankful to their exiting employees and eager to gain additional members to the team. But. why the reluctance from the umeployed population?
Adam Henan, Vice President of the Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly, says ” Working people need to be able to make a livable wage.” He goes on to thank everyone for celebrating working people like himself, but continues to advocate that more needs to be done beyond the holiday.
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