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Pennsylvania ALF-CIO President William George to be honored by community group

07.28.09

Pennsylvania ALF-CIO President William George to be honored by community group

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

BETHLEHEM, July 16th- William George, President of the Pennsylvania American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) labor federation, will be honored by the “Home of the Saints” community group.

According to Steve Curto, a retired business representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 1776, who is a advisory board member of the organization, Mr. George will be honored at the 14th annual community dinner event held at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel in Bethlehem on November 8th.

Mr. Curto stated William George will be the first labor leader to be honored by the organization. He said 275 people attended last years event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Easton Area Community Center, Washington Street in Easton.

The cost of the event, which includes dinner, is $60.00.

Legendary local sports announcer of Lafayette College and the Phillipsburg and Easton High Schools, Dick Hammer will also be honored by the organization on November 8th.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Mr. Curto at (610) 252-2933.

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