Sunday, January 07, 2007

Subway Hero Is Local 79 Shop Steward

The inspiring story of Wesley Autrey, the construction worker who leaped onto subway tracks to save a young man's life has captivated the attention of New Yorkers.

We learn from Laborers' Local 79, that Mr. Autrey is a union member and shop steward:

"Giving a brother or sister a hand up is what our union is all about," said Laborers' General President Terence M. O'Sullivan. "Laborers do that every day on construction sites and in public service, but what Brother Autrey did is simply beyond heroic. His courage fills the hearts of each of the Laborers' Union 700,000 members with pride."

2 comments:

Jason Gooljar said...

They should feel proud. This has been a week of heroics in NYC.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the loss of Sean Bell. http://rwor.org/a/075/seanbellcomments-en.html