Congressman Fattah Offers Condolences for Wendell W. Young III, 'a Giant of the Philadelphia Labor Movement'

Jan 02, 2013, 15:47 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) releases this statement upon the death of Wendell W. Young III:

"Wendell W. Young III was a giant of the Philadelphia labor movement, and he was my friend. He was a man of action, a man of compassion and a fighter for social justice.

"Wendell Young III's success as an organizer was always directed toward creating a better life and improved working conditions for the members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776. In addition, he never lost sight of the greater good of the entire Philadelphia community. I extend condolences to the family, including his son and successor, Wendell W. Young IV, and to all who admired and benefited from the dedication of Wendell Young III."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah