UFCW Local 1776: Union Summer Day Celebrates `Declaration of Workers' Rights' Featuring College Students From Around the United States, Participating in Union Summer Program
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Leaders, including John Sweeney, President of the National AFL-CIO, Doug Dority, President of the 1.4 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Pat Eiding, President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, CLC, Mark Lauritsen, Director of Region 2 (Mid Atlantic) of the UFCW International Union, as well as political leaders such as Rick Mariano, Philadelphia City Council Member, will gather together in Independence National Park tomorrow to celebrate workers' rights and the freedom to organize their work places, and to acknowledge the effort of so many young people from the National Union Summer Program, who have chosen to spend their summers helping workers. UFCW International Union, and the UFCW Local 1776 are hosting the college students that are working this year, in the Philadelphia Region. They are working on several projects, foremost among them is helping to organize the approximately 5,000 unrepresented workers in Genuardi's Markets, owned by the National Chain, Safeway (which is over 95% union). The students working here in the Philadelphia Area will represent the thousands of college students that are currently participating in this program throughout the Country. A "Declaration of Workers' Rights" will also be signed at this event, calling on employers to recognize the rights of workers, including but not limited to the right to organize. Wendell W. Young, IV stated that, "Union Summer Day will allow labor, community, religious and political leaders an opportunity to show their support for this effort, and to pronounce these workers' rights at the birthplace of American Freedom, in front of our national icon of freedom, the Liberty Bell." Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 Time: 12:30 p.m. Place: Independence National Park (Philadelphia) 5th and Market Streets (In front of the Liberty Bell Pavilion) MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X40233387
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