Friday, June 4, 2010

All-White Construction Crew Protested

Eliah Colston of West Garfield Park and a member of Laborers Union Local #6 is arrested for protesting an all-White construction crew working to repair South Central Ave. at Van Buren in Austin. He was released without charges, but a week later protested a street construction site at Grand Ave. & Pulaski Rd., where the crew again had no Black workers. He was told to go to Orland Park to apply for a job. Colston is asking where Black West Side elected officials are in demanding that African American union members be hired for City & State construction projects in Black communities.

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