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2015 Scholarship Award Winners

On June 17, the Central Labor Council awarded six $500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall.  These award winners are the children of union members who belong to locals that are affiliated with the PVCLC.  Those award winners are:

Sarah Willoughby, daughter of Paul Willoughby from IUOE local 98

Patrick Burnes, son of William Burns from APWU local 497

Cordell Szot, son of Anthony Szot from IAM local 743

Meghan Parenteau, daughter of Laura Parenteau from NALC local 46

Autstin Harris, son of William Harris from APWU local 497

Sarah Bodzinski, daughter of Edward Bodzinski from Springfield Education Association

Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients - we wish you continued success in the future!

Monthly Meeting Suspended For July & August

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Central Labor Council is suspended for the months of July and August.  We will resume our regular schedule on Wednesday, September 16.  Please note: COPE will be meeting over the summer.  For a schedule of COPE meetings, please contact the office.

Congratulations to David Tancrati, ATU Local 448

Financial Secretary/Business Agent 

Springfield Paraprofessional 4098 Member Tragedy

The mother of Destiny Gonzalez is a member of local 4098

Massachusetts AFL-CIO 2014 Local Endorsed Candidates

On Monday, August 11, 2014 the Massachusetts AFL-CIO voted to endorse.  

The following is a list of local candidates the body voted to endorse:

Eric Lesser - State Senate

Ivette Hernandez - State Rep

Ed Collins - State Rep

Patrick Leahy - State Senate

Warren Tolman - Attorney General

John Velis - State Rep

Sam DiSanti - State Rep

Gale Candaras - Registrar of Probate and Family Court

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