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Northeastern Pennsylvania CLUW Chapter to hold yard sale

10.11.15

JULY 2015, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

Northeastern Pennsylvania CLUW Chapter to hold yard sale

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, July 1st- The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Coalition of Union Women (CLUW) will hold a yard sale on Saturday July 18th at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union District Council 87, O’Neill Highway in Dunmore, building. The event will be held between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

People can donated items for the yard sale at the AFSCME building on July 15th and July 17th.

Melissa Matoushek, a Staff Representative for District Council 87, which represents AFSCME members throughout nine counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and who worked on getting enough people to commit of joining the organization, stated that the first priority of the organization is to find a way to raise funds to operate and the yard sale is the first opportunity for the organization to raise funds.

CLUW is a organization within the labor movement that is sanctioned by the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) labor federation in Washington DC.

The organization was formed in 1974 and currently has more than 75 chapters throughout the nation and a membership of approximately 20,000 women and men.

CLUW’s primary goal is to be a resource to all union represented women to develop action programs within the framework of the labor community to deal with women objectives in the workplace.

The basic objective of CLUW is to promote affirmative action in the workplace, increase participation of women in their labor unions, organize the unrepresented, and engage women in the political and legislative process.

The organization met on Wednesday May 27th at the AFSCME building to select officers which included a President, Vice President, Treasurer and three Trustees.

The group at the meeting also decided how much affiliation dues will need to be paid for any person wanting to be a CLUW member.

At the meeting no challenges were made to any of the nominated people selected therefore, those nominated were elected and have began serving.

Ms. Matoushek request that people look around their homes for items that could be donated.

Anyone wanting to join the organization or needs more information can contact Ms. Matoushek at (570) 352-8006. Her e-mail address is: nepacluw@gmail.com.