Omaha – Monument to Labor

This monument is closed off to visitors at the moment as the area appears to be flooded, but it’s an imposing and impressive sculpture even from afar. There are five figures within the monument, which combine to form a tribute to the labour movement and the people who built the city of Omaha.

It’s apparently the second largest monument to the labour movement in the United States, although I’m unsure where the largest is so that makes that fact rather less exciting. It was designed by Matthew J. Placzek, unveiled in 2003 and it is made from steel. Placzek is a local man and he writes on his web-site that “my purpose is to create works of art that will inspire, fulfill and make a lasting impression.”