For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Hurricane SandyWashington, DC —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement today:
“The total damage done by the torrential rains and powerful winds of Sandy is not yet fully known, but it should be clear to everyone that once again our nation’s first responders have done a remarkable job under the most trying and difficult circumstances. AFSCME members are proud of the brave efforts of our sisters and brothers who have pulled together to meet the challenges faced by communities up and down the eastern region of the country.
“In the coming days, weeks, and even months public service workers, electrical crews, transit workers, health care professionals, sanitation workers and so many others will work tirelessly to put our devastated cities and towns back together. There will be many days and nights of hard, difficult and heavy work. I know that AFSCME members across the country will be mobilizing to provide help and support for those who have suffered during this devastating storm. We will, as always, do our part to help repair the damage and rebuild the communities impacted by this disaster.”