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United Auto Workers holds Christmas Party for union members

01.31.11

FEBRUARY 2011, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

United Auto Workers holds Christmas Party for union members

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

LEHIGH VALLEY, January 16th- The United Auto Workers (UAW) Amalgamated Union Local 677 in Allentown held a Christmas party for children of members in December. Local 677 represents Mack Trucks employees, Americold and First Student bus workers.

According to William deMauriac, a UAW member and a member of Local 677’s Community Services Committee, approximately 44 families with more than 82 children attended the annual event.

“The children ages were newborns to twelve years of age. We gave gifts and candy to all those children. Of course Santa was there. We also had some very talented face painters called Fantasic Faces,” Mr. deMauriac.

The event was organized by Local 677’s Conservation and Recreation Committee. Mr. deMauriac is the Chairperson; Pam Hollinger is Secretary; Roger Knappenberger, Ron Rutman and Rob Pothering are also members of the Conservation and Recreation Committee.

“The main act was Clive Allen and his wife Tracy, they performed a magic act.

My wife Linda and Eileen Miller baked cookies for the children and adults,” added Mr. deMauriac.

Local 677 has one if not the largest community services committees within the labor community in the Lehigh Valley.

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