More than 4,000 tickets have been sold so far for this year’s Labor Night at the Nats. The July 28 event benefits the Community Services Agency’s Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides direct emergency financial assistance to union members in need, and CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy says she expects to beat last year’s record and sell at least 7,200 tickets. “This is a fun way for union members and their families to support the critical work of CSA while enjoying some labor solidarity,” said Aaron Bast, Business Manager of Iron Workers local 5 which has purchased 500 tickets for its members. Tickets can be bought individually, but larger group sales of 50 or more get special scoreboard recognition and are entered into a drawing for an autographed Nationals baseball. Other leading union purchasers include ATU local 689, IUOE local 99, the United Mineworkers, IBEW local 1200, AFGE District 14, UFCW local 400, IBT 639, IATSE local 22, and AFSCME Maryland, Council 3. Tickets are $15 each; to order, email Kathleen McKirchy at [email protected], or call 202-974-8221.
photo: ATU 689 bus driver Joseph Coles Tyrone Benning (l) Chyna Benning at the 2010 Labor Nights at the Nats; photo by Chris Garlock