Local Union News

7-669 to Co-Sponsor 1st Annual Just Imagine Walk

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USW Local 7-669 will be a sponsor for the 1st Annual Book for Hope "Just Imagine Walk" that will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  The event will be held at Bob Noble Park in Paducah, KY at shelter 16 from 9am-11am.  

The cost to walk is $20/Adult 13 and older and $15/Children 12 and under.  There will be a t-shirt and coupon book to local businesses included in the registration fee.

Atmos Energy will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers at the end of the walk.  Dippin' Dots will be there as well.  There will be face painting, games and a balloon release.

Every dollar that the walk brings in will go toward Childhood Cancer Research to potentially help save the life of a precious child.

Anyone pre-registered on or before August 25, 2016 will receive their free t-shirt in the walk packet.  

Registration information can be found at www.bookforhope.org

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USW Sponsors Hole for Massac County High School Golf Team Fundraiser

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USW Local 7-669 sponsored hole #3 at the fundraising golf scramble benefiting the Massac County High School Golf Team that was held July 29, 2016 at the Metropolis Country Club.  The tournament was a success, with great weather and plenty of community support from many local businesses.  Pictured are 7-669 members Franklin Walter and Eric McClellan, who also participated in the event.

USW Local 7-669 Donates Flags to Local Boy Scouts

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USW Local 7-669 recently donated three tattered U.S. flags that had once flown proudly at the union hall to the Metropolis Boy Scout Troop 101 for proper disposal. Scout members learn about the proper way to respectfully retire and dispose of these flags. Pictured is Franklin Walter, USW Local 7-669 Trustee; and Landon Jones, member of Boy Scout Troop 101. 

Members of USW 7-669 at the Metropolis Rebuilding Together diner
Members of USW 7-669 at the Metropolis Rebuilding Together diner

USW 7-669 participating in Metropolis Rebuilding Together

On November 22, 2014, members of USW 7-669 participated in the Metropolis Rebuilding Together fund raising diner at the Baymont Inn in Metropolis, Illinois.  Our Local Union also donated prizes for the silent auction.  All proceeds raised will help fund the Rebuilding Together efforts this year in Metropolis.

Pictured from left to right are: Butch Bray, Mark Beard, Jeremy Long, Eric McClellan, Stephen Lech, Christian Musselman, & Franklin Walter

USW Toy Drive A Huge Success

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When the talks began to organize a toy drive for the victims of the November 17th tornado that ripped through Brookport, IL we had no idea of the amount of outreach we would receive.  The toy drive was held on December 3rd at the USW 7-669 union hall, and was helped with promotion by local news stations KFVS 12 of Cape Girardeau, MO and WPSD Local 6 of Paducah, KY on what is being called "Giving Tuesday."

USW To Hold Toy Drive For Brookport Tornado Victims

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In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Illinois Sunday, November 17th that claimed 6 lives, 3 Massac County residents from in and around the town of Brookport, United Steelworkers Local 7-669 will be hosting a toy drive to benefit families hit by the storm.
“We understand that everyone’s immediate needs seem to be met, so we wanted to do something to help ease a little pressure this holiday season off of those attempting to recover and put their lives back together,” said Franklin Walter, the union’s Community Outreach Chairman.  “Hopefully we can help these families have one less thing to worry about.”
New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the United Steelworkers 7-669 union hall, located at 3831 U.S. Hwy 45, Metropolis, IL on Tuesday, December 3rd between 4 and 8pm. More...


Left to Right: Franklin Walter, Eric McClellan, Stephen Lech, Steve Glidden, John Paul Smith
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Members of USW 7-669's Executive Board attended the Metropolis Rebuilding Together Dinner at Harrah's Casino November 24, 2013. Rebuilding Together provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners across the United States.  The dinner is the primary fundraiser for the program in Metropolis.  The Rebuilding Together work day will be held in April where the Local will have a team.

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