Hagerstown is just south of Chambersburg if you cannot leave from Allentown. From Stephen Crockett:
Unionists from all over the region are rallying to support the strike by United Auto Workers Local 2069 in Dublin, Virginia.
Reports have been pouring in from all over the Mid-Atlantic to me about busloads of union activists being organized to support the strikers. It looks like donations for a strike fund are starting to be collected along with food for a food bank to help the families of strikering workers.
It looks like groups will be leaving from Hagerstown, Maryland this Saturday. Anyone interested in joining that road trip should call 301-733-6932.
It looks likely that a group will be leaving from the Lehigh Valley (greater Allentown) in Pennsylvania on Saturday March 1, 2008. Details about that effort can be obtained by calling 610-797-7722.
There are unconfirmed rumors of a group getting organized from the Baltimore, Maryland and Delaware areas on Saturday, March 23rd. I will give details when they become available. Anyone with more definite information or interest in organizing a March 23rd trip can contact me (Stephen Crockett) by phone at 443-907-2367.
I have heard that some Steelworkers (USW) trips are getting organized.
I can confirm that some union members from OPEIU Local 277 representing American Income Life Insurance will be joining some of these trips being organized by various UAW locals. American Income is going to help collect food for the food bank.
I spoke with a Regional UAW leader who told me that they would welcome the participation of unionists from all elements of the union movement who would like to show solidarity with the UAW Local 2069 membership. All union activists are welcome to join the picket lines whenever possible.
Here is some important information from the UAW Local 2069 website at http://www.uaw2069.net about the union:
“The United Auto Workers Local 2069 Represents the workers of the New River Valley Plant of Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. located in Dublin, Virginia. We build class 8 Volvo and Mack trucks.
UAW Local 2069
P.O. Box 306
5110 Cougar Trail Road
Dublin, Va. 24084
The local office may be contacted by phone at (540) 674-5130 between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. The fax number is (540) 674-2531.
E-Mail: email@example.com ”
Please do what you can to help our brothers and sisters in Dublin, Virginia!!!
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