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OK, Here's Your Average Sheet Metal Worker/Biker with a Kitten in His Vest

OK, Here's Your Average Sheet Metal Worker/Biker with a Kitten in His Vest

I'm not sure what I would do if I came across a badly burned kitten. But 32-year-old biker and sheet metal worker (a member of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers [SMART] Local 19) Pat Doody knew what to do. While on a cross-country trip, he came across said kitten, rescued the cat and helped nurse it back to health. Now Doody and Party Cat make a pretty awesome team.

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IBEW 1245 Crews Respond to Rocky Fire

Photos by John Storey

A big, severe drought inevitably leads to a big, severe fire season. The Rocky Fire is the first, but probably not the last, massive wildfire to sweep through Northern California this summer, which means it will be a busy season for the IBEW Local 1245 members at utility PG&E who work to restore and repair power poles and lines.

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Want to Reduce Your College Debt? Learn How from Our Union Plus Scholarship Winners

Want to Reduce Your College Debt? Learn How from Our Union Plus Scholarship Winners

There are many ways for union families to lessen the load of college loan debt. For example, taking courses at a community college before transferring to a more expensive college is a proven tactic. Another, taking AP classes in high school that qualify for college credits can save students a bundle. 

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UAW Veterans Hold Carnival for Children of Veterans

Since 1925, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has helped veterans and their families with short- and long-term housing. From children who need foster care because their parents died in a war to veterans who have become homeless, the VFW maintains houses throughout the country to give aid to our military long after service. In 2006, UAW members joined with them and built the Steven P. Yokich duplex in Eaton Rapids, Mich., to house veteran families.   

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Today: Do Your Part for the Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive

Today: Do Your Part for the Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive

Today is the day! Don't forget to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC's) annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Letter carriers across the country will be picking up millions of pounds of canned goods and nonperishable items as part of the country's biggest annual food drive. The Letter Carriers' drive takes place during a crucial time, just as many food pantries are hitting their lowest stock points during the summer months, so your assistance is vital in making sure fewer Americans go hungry this time of year.

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