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Unions bring holiday cheer to communities

A few weeks ago, we wrote about Sports Illustrated naming professional football player and active union member Drew Brees as its Sportsman of the Year in recognition of his work on and off the field in New Orleans. Brees isn’t the only union member giving back this holiday season. In newspapers across the country, stories are cropping up about the ways everyday union members are pitching in to better their own communities.

In New Jersey, the Atlantic City and Cape May County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council recently completed its sixth annual “Fly Home for the Holidays” program that helps a local resident bring a loved one to New Jersey for the holidays. This year the Council helped Fred Slunt III fly his parents from Nevada to southern New Jersey so the family can spend the holidays together. Both of Fred’s parents have encountered serious medical conditions in recent years and have been unable to meet their youngest granddaughter in person.
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