Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The Officers and Staff of OPEIU Local 6 wish you and your families a happy and safe Labor Day. While many view Labor Day as a holiday to celebrate the end of summer, get a year-end deal on a car or to finish back to school shopping, we know this holiday commemorates our continuing struggle as a labor movement to stand together in union to strive for better standards of living, to have a good life and to create a better workplace.

As we enjoy our holiday weekend, please remember our sisters and brothers in Texas who desperately need our help. Hurricane Harvey is probably the largest natural disaster ever faced in Texas. The resulting downpours have caused untold damage in Houston, Galveston Island, Corpus Christi, Beaumont-Port Arthur, parts of central Texas and many areas in between. Even though the rains have subsided, conditions continue to deteriorate for them.

We are heartened by the courage and tenacity shown by the Texans who are enduring this terrible tragedy and by the compassion and generosity displayed by the people of our great nation to help them in their hour of need.

Many of our OPEIU sisters and brothers in Texas need our help. If you can make a small contribution to the OPEIU Relief Fund, we know that your generosity will be appreciated by our sisters and brothers. Please be as generous as you can.

We know that we won’t be able to fully compensate them for everything they’ve lost, but we can provide them with some relief and, hopefully, the strength to meet the challenges that lie ahead for them. This message of solidarity will let them know that their union stands strongly behind them in these most difficult times.

Checks can be sent as follows:

Mary Mahoney

Secretary-Treasurer

            OPEIU – Hurricane Relief Fund

80 Eighth Avenue, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

The International is in the process of identifying those OPEIU members affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you are aware of any OPEIU members or family affected, please let us know their names and circumstances. You may email this information to frontdesk@opeiu.org.

Updates will be posted on the OPEIU website at www.opeiu.org. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

In solidarity,

President Mary Mahoney

Business Manager George Noel