Honoring labor in Fresno

Each year, Fresno unions pay tribute to fallen workers at Union Park, with the Police Union placing a wreath at the monument.

On May 19, the Union Park Foundation in Fresno held their third annual event to honor fallen workers in the San Joaquin Valley. Opening ceremonies included the Fresno Police Department placing a wreath on the Union Park monument, which is located at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

“Teamsters Local 431, Joint Council 7 and many unions from around the Valley had joined together to help fund the building of this park,” reports Local 431 Business Rep Steve Sharp.

The family event included lunch, a kid zone with water slides and bounce houses, and a raffle. It was a great opportunity for union members from different trades to come together to honor labor.