Local 14 Brother Pat Eiding honored with street dedication

The portion of 22nd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets in Downtown Philadelphia was "renamed" to honor Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Emeritus and former HFIAW Local 14 Business Manager Pat Eiding. 

The new honorary street sign for "Pat Eiding Way" was unveiled during a ceremony on Oct. 21, with numerous Philadephia labor leaders, various government officials and other supporters in attendance. Pat 14 (2(

Eiding's extensive involvement with Local 14 was a significant part of his career and the event served as a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the labor movement. 

Current Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Daniel Bauder reflected on what Eiding meant to union labor in Philadelphia. 

"President Pat Eiding has been a transformative leader for our labor movement," he said. "Pat brought our unions together at the same table and made some incredible gains, not just for workers with a collective bargaining agreement but all working people in Philadelphia. 

"Pat has been a faithful friend and mentor to me and as our first President Emeritus, continues to serve the working people of our region." 

The portion of 22nd Street that displays Eiding's name includes the current office for the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. 

Throughout his career, Eiding held various leadership positions within Local 14, advocating for better working conditions, fair wages and the rights of laborers. 

Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson was credited for playing a significant role in securing the honor and organizing the event. He was among the speakers who joined Eiding and his family members on the ceremonial stage. 

PAT 14Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) Administrator and Local 14 Brother John Stahl said the renaming of 22nd Street was a "fitting tribute."

"Brother Pat Eiding's unwavering dedication to the labor movement and Insulators Union Local 14 has not only shaped the trajectory of our Local but has also left an enduring impact on the Philadelphia community," said Stahl. "This event stands as a testament to the profound influence that individuals like Brother Eiding can have on the lives of countless Philadelphians and serves as a reminder of the importance of championing workers' rights in our society."

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