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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Union Plumbers Volunteer To Help In Flint

Plumbers from UA Local 370 in Flint, Michigan, volunteer their time, helping residents replace filters and faucets. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Plumbers from UA Local 370 in Flint, Michigan, volunteer their time, helping residents replace filters and faucets. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Members of UA Local 370, of the plumbers and pipefitters union, have been volunteering their time this winter, replacing filters and faucets in homes in Flint, Michigan. Here & Now’s Robin Young goes along as they make repairs.

The plumbers have more than the Flint water crisis on their minds.

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Flint homeowners Donald and Ersel Nichols are among those being helped by the plumbers volunteering their time. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd records the interview with Flint-area plumbers. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Kevin Kairunas of UA Local 98 and Brian Stirk of UA Local 370 work on a homeowner's pipes. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Homeowner Donald Nichols looks on as plumbers work on his sink. (Robin Young/Here & Now)UA Local 370 headquarters in Flushing, Michigan. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Union leaders Wade Kovach of UA Local 98, Harold Harrington and Ben Ranger, both of UA Local 370. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Members of UA Local 370 are told what to expect in Flint. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Homeowner Donald Nichols tries out the new filter on his sink. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Reading the instructions for the new water filter. (Robin Young/Here & Now)Plumbers from UA Local 370 in Flint, Michigan, volunteer their time, helping residents replace filters and faucets. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

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