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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MLK National Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day held a deeper meaning to many this year. UFCW members from all over the United States answered President Obama's call for a National Day of Service. UFCW5 came out to San Jose's Diridion train station to participate in the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Train. UFCW5 members, staff & Shop Stewards; Tatiana Torregian, Juana Garcia and Art Balangue, Glenda Villalta, Kelly Martinez and Debra Herrera came out to volunteer. Debra made it a family affair by bringing her husband and her daughter and granddaughter. They all showed their support by handing out Employee Free Choice Act information and gold UFCW bags to patrons awaiting to board the Freedom Train. It was wonderful to see so many people awaiting to board the train and so many people happy and excited about hope and progress. Good times!
Also, UFCW 5 members Tamara Perine and Chris Bonton participated in a 2-day service project in New Orleans. They restored parks and helped repair homes in the area. Check out the following links for these recent articles posted by our UFCW International Union website.
Way to GO Local 5! Thank you all for all your hard work!

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