Steelworkers celebrate award to long time activist Fortunato Rao



    TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) congratulate
Fortunato "Lucky" Rao, long-time union, community, and citizenship activist
who today will receive a high honour from the Italian Consul General in
Toronto.
    The Government of Canada has approved the request of the Italian
government to award Rao the Knight of the Order of the Star of Solidarity
Medal.
    "I am very proud of Lucky and his hard work over many years here in
Toronto, not only supporting a range of union programs and services, but as
well as his deep commitment to helping others in the community", said Ken
Neumann, USW National Director for Canada.
    Rao will receive his award on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 pm at the 136
Beverley Street from the Consol General of Italy.
    Rao is currently the host of Labour News on 1610 AM - Voces Latinas which
is supported by USW, and has earlier hosted programs on CHIN radio and Rogers
cable television.





For further information:

For further information: Fortunato Rao, (416) 787-8808 or Peter D. Birt,
United Steelworkers Communications, (416) 544-5966


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