Members of OPEIU Local 2 at several of their shops have stepped up to help the Community Services Agency with its Holiday Basket Project for working families in need. Members and staff at the National Electrical Benefits Fund conducted their holiday food drive right before Thanksgiving (they do one in June as well for CSA) resulting in a carload stuffed with food and baby supplies. Members of Local 2 at AFGE are adopting two families as they have done for a number of years, and so are staff at Union Plus. And Local 2 members at Kaiser Permanente had a Gratitude Tree that resulted in a harvest of $600 in food gift cards, checks and cash. “What a way to start your holiday season!” said Local 2 Union Partnership Rep Audrey King in a thank you note to her fellow union members. “We were able to take our Gratitude Tree to a new level; Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and to your families!” Stay tuned for more “Labor Cares- Labor Shares” stories as the list of CSA Holiday Basket helpers increases! For more info – and to let us know what your local is doing -- call 202 974-8221 or 8226 or email [email protected] or [email protected].
photos: (right) Kaiser staff with their Giving Tree; (left) Local 2 steward Sonia Cartwright, Mike Desautels and Lynn Kelly with their donated goodies