December 2, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
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Buffalo, NY – In what’s just another example in the never-ending generosity of the Labor Movement and its Members, the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is teaming up with New York State Senator Tim Kennedy for a new blanket and socks drive for Western New York’s youngest patients at Women & Children’s Hospital.
“Labor has ‘a lot to offer’ our community – more than just our ‘sweat,’” Buffalo AFL-CIO President John Mudie, who also serves as Executive Vice President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122, tells WNYLaborToday.com.
“It’s ‘very important and exciting to be part of this,’ just like it is for Labor to be involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Friends of the Night People (local food pantry that serves the poor and the homeless) and so many others. It’s ‘up to Labor to get involved and carry these efforts forward,’” Mudie told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper.
Mudie also took time to credit International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 4 Representative William Mayer for bringing the donation drive to his and the Buffalo Council’s attention, as well as Mayer’s hard work for helping spread the message across the Western New York Labor Movement through his efforts on Social Media.
Those in Organized Labor wishing to make a donation are being asked to drop off new blankets and socks to CWA Local 1122’s Union Hall, which is located at 3775 Genesee Street in Suburban Cheektowaga, through January 1st.
In addition, the Council is asking its Affiliated Member Unions, Labor Leaders and Delegates who are planning to attend the Council’s December 13th monthly meeting and Christmas get-together to bring along their donations, where they will be collected.