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Unions sponsor project that benefits 500 local children


MAY 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Unions sponsor project that benefits 500 local children


REGION, April 30th- The United Way of Wyoming Valley and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council labor federation recently recognized the major donors and sponsors of the annual project which benefits 500 local children with special needs. Special certificates of appreciation were distributed at the conclusion of the Wilkes-Barre Labor Council meeting. The organization meets on the third Thursday of the month.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Local 163, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Union Local 44 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union Local 401 were Gold Sponsors.

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union Local 38 and the Labor Council were Bronze Sponsors.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Union Local 1699, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union Local 2585, the International Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Local 645, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union Local 13000, Ed Harry, IUE/CWA Union Local 88177, the National Association of Letters Carriers (NALC) Branch 115, the United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 5652, Utility Workers Union Local 406, and PASNAP Union, the Wyoming Valley Nurses Association Charter, were Bronze Sponsors.

“I would like to extend a special note of thanks to all the unions and individual union members who donated to this special labor community services project,” stated Walter Klepaski, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Community Services Liaison of the Wyoming Valley United Way, the go-between the labor community and the community organization.

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