AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new art exhibit at the Texas State Capitol is paying tribute to construction workers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Workers Defense Project estimates that construction workers are five times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than workers of any other industry. The artwork honors all construction workers, especially those who have died from COVID-19.
The pieces, WDP says, reflect the hardships frontline workers have faced over the past year.
The organization showed of its “Essential Workers Memorial” through a song on Monday afternoon.