Union workers calling on local senator to help pass Heroes Act

WATCH: Union workers calling on Sen. Alexander to help pass HEROES Act

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Teachers, postal workers and members of several other unions did what they could to have their voices heard by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander.

They wanted Sen. Alexander how important the passing of the Heroes Act will help hard-working people.

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Patricia Herron said she’s worked for the United States Postal Service since 1978.

She’s witnessed the good and bad times of being a government worker but none as bad as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are providing services that are essential to the country right now we are delivering medicine, food, IRS checks, stimulus checks, you name it we are delivering it,” Herron said.

Herron is a part of the American Postal Workers Union.

Members of the APWU and several other unions who make up the Memphis Labor Unions Council participated in a community car caravan that ended at the Federal Building Downtown.

Their goal, to get Sen. Alexander to vote and persuade his colleagues to pass the Heroes Act.

The act will provide much-needed assistance for members of the unions and their families.

“Recognize that there are people out here hurting who need assistance we don’t need more jibber jabber we need assistance,” Herron said.

Herron said if the act isn’t passed many hardworking people will be left struggling for ends meet and making tough decisions involving their families.

Herron told FOX13′s Jeremy Pierre if Sen. Alexander is listening, she wants him to do her a favor.

“Answer my calls and please pass the Heroes Act,” Herron said.