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Labor Events in the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania

09.23.08

Good evening!

I wanted to bring some important events to your attention and ask for your support.

(1) Tuesday, September 23, 2008, there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Green Jobs at 6:30 P.M. at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St. in the large conference room. Lehigh County Executive, Don Cunningham, Allentown Mayor, Ed Pawlowski, Allentown City Council President, Mike D’Amore are the featured speakers on New Solutions to Create Good paying, family sustaining jobs and a clean energy future. This event is hosted by the BlueGreen Alliance and the Lehigh Valley Labor Council. Admission is free and your attendance is requested.

(2) Mrs. Obama & Mrs. Biden will be visiting Cedar Crest College in Allentown on Wednesday September 24, 2008. There are a limited number of tickets available for this event. The speakers are scheduled to be on stage at 1:00 p.m. There is no charge for this event, but you must contact me directly at 610 360-9491 for tickets.

(3) The next event is Thursday evening September 25, 2008. The Allentown School District teachers will be assembling at the PPL Plaza at 9th & Hamilton Streets and marching to the School Board meeting to protest abuses by the School District. One example of this behavior; one first grade schoolteacher has 38 children in her class!! The teachers are tied up filling out intricate lesson plans when they could be teaching children. Obviously, we cannot all fit in the School Board meeting, however we plan on making a dramatic entrance. Please plan to attend.

(4) Thursday, October 2, 2008, Pa. AFl-CIO President Bill George and the Billy Bus will be traveling to the Lehigh Valley. We have tentatively scheduled a worksite leafleting at UPS, which are represented by Teamsters Local 773 at approximately 8:00. We will then proceed to the IBEW Local 1600, 540 Grange Rd. Wescosville for a breakfast/press conference. Also scheduled, is a worksite leafleting at the PPL call center on Hausman Rd at approximately 2:00. Your attendance is requested and appreciated.

As you can see, there is a lot going on. We will also be walking every Saturday until Election Day and some evenings in the very near future.

I understand that EVERYONE has a very busy schedule. Try and keep in mind how important this election cycle is to the future of Organized Labor and working families.
This is our time!

Gregg Potter
President, Lehigh Valley Labor Council

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