T-Shirts Again Being Given to Cannery Workers

Play

Maggie Wall/KMXT

Kodiak’s processing work force plays a vital role in the local economy and the Kodiak City Council plans to honor the workers during an upcoming meeting.

The "Appreciation Day for Processing Workers" is an idea first developed in Cordova several years ago. It was brought to Kodiak by City Council Member Gabriel Saravia.

Saravia explains:

((Worker T-Shirts 1 1:00 "The idea….different languages."))

Saravia says, right now, all but two local processors have signed on to the plan to provide their workers with the special commemorative t-shirts. He’s hoping to reach 100 percent participation before the city council awards the proclamation at the Thursday August 26th meeting.

Saravia-who works for Western Alaska Fisheries-says he works in the office, and he sees the t-shirts as a great way for the entire town to thank the people who work the lines at the processors:

((Worker T-Shirts 2 :20 "I work in….and our city."))

Saravia adds that several local businesses have pitched in to show their support of the processing crews by picking up some of the costs of the project.

Check Also

Alaska’s congressional delegation spoke to visiting students outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan were demonstrating the hand signals they use to vote in the Senate chamber. Their gestures happen to reflect how they feel about a Senate trial on the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media)

Midday Report – April 11, 2024

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A partisan brawl is about to erupt …

%d bloggers like this: