Philly's Garbage Crews Get A Party

Updated at: 04/02/2014 7:26 AM
By: Networx

Photo: Paul Sullivan/FlickrHave you thanked your garbage crew lately? Trash collectors go out in rain, sun, or snow, dealing with heavy trucks, garbage cans filled with all kinds of unpleasant things, and impatient commuters. Their work is long, sweaty, and stinky, and they're among the important first line of service workers who are often the first to spot problems in their communities, like signs that someone might be injured or dead inside a home. In Philadelphia, where it is not, in fact, always sunny, trash collectors have been working on snow removal during the winter months as well, keeping Philly concrete clean and safe for residents.

So Jenny Drumgool decided to throw a party to show her appreciation for the city's sanitation workers, and to make a point about their working conditions and wage, which haven't changed since 2009. The party, which took place last weekend, invited all members of the community to drop by and admire the art in her gallery, hang out with sanitation workers, and talk about working conditions in the city. Sounds like it must have been a fun time!

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