Nothing brings workers and management together like…an ugly sweater. Really. The Bakery and Confectionery union’s trust funds office in Kensington, MD held an “Ugly Sweater Contest” on December 13 that attracted 48 of the 52 folks who work there, uniting members of OPEIU Local 2 and union management. Sixteen contestants donned garish sweaters in the battle for the title. “I tell you, it was just outstanding,” says Danny Lopez, Local 2’s Chief Shop Steward in the unit, who coordinated the event with Nancy Luke and Katie Charpentier. “The spirit of the Xmas Holidays was in full effect.” Judges scored each contestant and tie-breakers were awarded based on applause. Winners received gift cards and, more importantly, bragging rights. At least until next year’s contest.
photo by Angie Runyon, BCT Pension Supervisor