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IUPAT District Council 9 Members ‘Volunteer Their Time & Skills’ To Repair Damaged Minority-Owned Storefronts In The Bronx

Published Friday, July 3, 2020
by IUPAT District Council 9 News Via The New York City AFL-CIO Labor Council
IUPAT District Council 9 Members ‘Volunteer Their Time & Skills’ To Repair Damaged Minority-Owned Storefronts In The Bronx

(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) – Members of International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUYPAT) District Council 9 volunteered their time to repair broken storefront windows for two minority-owned local small businesses in the Bronx that were damaged during recent protests.

The IUPAT Members lent their specialized skills to repair two Bronx storefronts - Planet Pharmacy and Valentine Deli, both damaged during recent protests.  All materials for repairs were donated by District Council 9 Local 1087 Contractor Infinite Glass and Metal, Incorporated - with no additional cost to the businesses or owners.

“(District Council 9) ‘has always supported communities in areas our Workers call home,’” District Council 9 Business Manager Joseph Azzopardi said.

“Right now, the communities where we live and work ‘are reeling from a public health crisis and businesses are struggling to recover,” Azzopardi continued.  “With communities throughout New York facing racial injustice and civil unrest, District Council Nine ‘wanted to send a message of unity by pitching in to help local businesses in need.’ We are ‘here to show that by working together, we can build our communities up and strengthen one another.’  ‘We want our neighbors to know that we are here to help in every way we can using our crafts and lending a helping hand as we always have.’”

For More Information & Photographs On This Labor News Story, Go To IUPAT District Council 9’s Facebook Page At: www.facebook.com/District.Council.Nine/.

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