#113 conducts annual food drive
|This past year, as in past years, members of Local #113 in Milwaukee donated money and non-perishable food items through the Local's annual food drive.|
by Nacarsi Feaster
This year, as in past years, Laborers' Local #113 conducted an annual food drive to aid less fortunate families in the Milwaukee area.
The drive began last year during the holiday season in December and lasted through March 1st of this year.
Over the years, the local has raised thousands of dollars and delivered hundreds of non-perishable food items to pantries in the area.
The local wishes to thank all members who donated money and food items to make this year's food drive a success.
Local #392, Waukesha, has been a member for 30 years and has served as a District Council Delegate for 6 years.
In addition to being a delegate, John has served as Local President and Local Business Rep for 6 years. He has also been a member of the Local's Executive Board and Auditor for 15 years.
For the past six months, John has been a Trustee to the Construction Workers Health Fund. He has also been a Trustee to the Fund's Vacation fund for the past 6 years.
John came from a union background. He first became active in the local because he wanted to be better informed about issues that pertained to his job and wanted to get involved in the collective bargaining process. He also wanted the Local more involved in the community and felt he had a role to play in accomplishing that goal.
In addition to his work with the Local, John is involved in the United Way of Waukesha County; he is Recording Secretary of the Waukesha Labor Council; and is a member of the 9th Congressional District Democratic Party.
Over the years, John has volunteered on a number of political campaigns in support of labor friendly candidates, including 4th District Congressman Jerry Kleczka.
John says that he has always viewed political and community involvement as a necessary extension of his union responsibilities because of the way these activities "directly affect the lives of local members and their families."
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