Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Leading Get-Out-The-Vote Bus Tour at Work Sites and Events in 12th Congressional District Special Election and Primary

May 07, 2010, 15:48 ET from Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Monday, May 10 - Thursday, May 13

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The leadership of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO:  William George, President; Richard Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer; and Frank Snyder, Secretary-Treasurer-elect; will lead a Get-Out-The-Vote Bus Tour in Western Pennsylvania visiting work sites in the 12th Congressional District with AFL-CIO endorsed Democratic Candidate Mark Critz for the Special and Primary Election on Tuesday, May 18 as well as endorsed candidates for the State Legislature and local elected officials.

Area labor leaders will join the Bus Tour at events and worksites in Johnstown, Ebensburg, Greensburg, Brackenridge and Latrobe, PA, (see schedule below). The tour will begin on Monday, May 10th through Thursday, May 13, 2010 to encourage workers and their families to vote and to support Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsed candidates on Primary Election Day.

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Working Families Bus is wrapped in larger than life color photos of people at work and features a sound and public address system and an automated speaker's platform. Note for still and video photographers that great visual opportunities can be captured throughout the tour as it progresses through Western PA.

Monday, May 10th

WHAT: Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, (PARA), Meeting

WHEN: Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

WHERE: Comfort Inn 455 Theatre Drive Johnstown, PA

WHO: Approx 100 – 120 Retirees in attendance

CONTACT: Adam Swope- 202-341-7821

WHAT: Worksite Leaflet Wire Mill

WHEN: 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Wire Mill Johnstown Wire Technologies, 124 Laurel Avenue Johnstown, PA 15906

WHO: Approx 300+ USW members

CONTACT: Jim Griffen 724-762-2981

WHAT: Worksite Leaflet Welfare Building, Glosser Building, Courthouse & AmeriServe

WHEN: Between 4:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Johnstown 422 Main Street

WHO: Approx 700 members of USW, SEIU & AFSCME

CONTACT: Michael Fedor - 717-350-8409

Tuesday, May 11th

WHAT: Gamesa Worksite Leaflet

WHEN:  6:00 a.m.

WHERE: RT 219 & RT 22; South Park Industrial Complex, Ebensburg, PA

WHO: Approx 150 USW

CONTACT: Ed Bernat- 814-421-6356 / Michael Fedor -717-350-8409

WHAT: Bryan Barbin Rally for Congressional Candidate Critz

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aces Lounge on Chestnut St. Johnstown, PA

CONTACT: Michael Fedor - 717-350-8409

Wednesday, May 12th

WHAT: UAW Retiree Luncheon

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Four Points Sheraton Greensburg, PA

WHO: 100 UAW Retirees

CONTACT: Dick Melzner 412-606-5849

WHAT: Worksite Leaflet at Allegheny Ludlum

WHEN: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Brackenridge, PA 3 Gates

WHO: USW members

CONTACT: Bob Hendricks- 724-882-3620

Thursday, May 13th

WHAT: Worksite Leaflet at Latrobe Steel

WHEN: 6:00 a.m.

WHERE: 8 Avenue D Latrobe, PA 15650

WHO: Approx 300 USW Local 1537 Members

CONTACT: Jeff Calvin – 724-977-4422

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO