A beautiful early autumn day did not deter 65 stewards from Teamsters Local 639 from coming to their union hall last Saturday to brush up their skills and get updated on union news and events. One of the topics was the Metro Washington Council's Community Services Agency, and how it can help stewards when members come to them with personal problems and emergency situations. "CSA can help you help your members, but we also need your help encouraging your co-workers to financially support CSA during the United Way and DC One Fund campaigns this fall," said CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy. "Over the years, CSA has helped lots of our members stay afloat during difficult times," said Local 639 president Tommy Ratliff (right). "By supporting CSA we are supporting local labor and making sure help is there when our members need it." More than 30 stewards also signed up for Union City. Worksite charitable giving campaigns are now underway and payroll deduction with designation of donations to CSA is a great way to support local labor's non-profit agency, McKirchy says. To designate your worksite giving campaign donation to CSA, use these numbers: United Way and DC One Fund- 8253; Combined Federal Campaign- 19579; Maryland Charity Campaign- 9320. To schedule CSA for a brief presentation at your local's executive board, membership, stewards, or other meetings this Fall, email Kathleen McKirchy at [email protected] or call 202 974-8221.
photo: Teamsters 639 president Tommy Ratliff at Saturday's stewards' training; photo by Kathleen McKirchy.