Fort Wayne, Indiana - September 5, 2016
Judy Justice, a former school counselor and member of a teachers union for 19 years, kisses her two-year-old grandson Meridian Justice-Ketlehut. "The labor market is improving. I think Obama has done a nice job. You're seeing more people working, houses are going up and being sold, the economy seems to be doing better," she said, adding, "In our family of five kids, everyone's working."
The Workers Project, which created one of the U.S.'s biggest and longest-standing celebrations of labor, is focused on creating solidarity between union members and unemployed and undocumented workers. It provides a possible path forward against the gutting of the traditional labor movement.
The Project's Labor Day picnic is a huge, free potluck and party that highlights the Projects' efforts to create community among groups who are expected to distrust and dislike each other.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar