The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliates are deeply grateful for the generous donation of $10,000 from National AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka and Union Plus President Mitch Stevens for Operation Feed Atlantic City. The money helps pay for the next food distribution to union members who lost their jobs in the casino industry shutdown.
Every two weeks since late spring, union members from IATSE, IBT, IUOE, IUPAT, UBC and UNITE-HERE have volunteered their time and muscle to share 2,250 meals, and to reconnect with friends and the Atlantic City community in a spirit of dignity and solidarity.
Ever since the economic crisis hit our state – and especially Atlantic City – the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliates have donated funds through the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Community Services Agency to ensure our brothers and sisters get a hand up, not a handout.
Our National leaders recognize the need. Presidents Trumka and Stevens graciously acknowledged Operation Feed Atlantic City:
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is on the front lines of this struggle, providing food for the state federation’s drive-through food relief program. Because of your efforts, union members in the Atlantic City area who have been particularly hard-hit by the closure of casinos have been able to keep food on the table for themselves and their families.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliates thank Presidents Trumka and Stevens for their financial support and their unity and solidarity. The Presidents said it best:
Together, we can and we will build a brighter future for the members of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO intends to continue these union-led food distributions as long as the need remains. We want our brothers and sisters to know we are there for them, so in the spirit of solidarity, please be generous.
Please make checks payable to our 501(c)(3) account.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Community Services Agency Inc.
106 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608