Local unions once again lived up to the "labor cares, labor shares" motto, as thousands of area members packed the stands last Friday night at Nationals Park to raise money for the Community Services Agency's Emergency Assistance Fund. "Thank you to every union member and local that made our 12th Annual Night at the Nats such a success," said CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote. "Coming together to support members experiencing hardship shows that our labor movement is alive and well." Members from AGMA, ATU Local 689, Ironworkers Local 5, IUOE Local 99, AFGE, IAFF Local 2068, UFCW 1994 MCGEO, and NoVA Labor participated in on-field ceremonies, from singing the national anthem to calling "play ball." CSA is already gearing up for its next big fundraiser, the 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on September 24; click here for details.
Gino Renne (UFCW 1994 MCGEO), Ginny Diamond (NoVA Labor), Sonte DuCote (CSA Executive Director), and Kathleen McKirchy (former CSA Executive Director) were honored before the start of Labor Night at the Nats; report/photo by Chris Bangert-Drowns