EDMONTON, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5575 is donating $50 per member to the Red Cross in support of families that have been affected by the Fort McMurray fires and is asking other Steelworkers locals and labour unions to make contributions as well.
USW Local 5575 is based in Edmonton and represents 59 employees at CW Carry, a steel fabrication shop.
"As union members, we know all about solidarity and standing together," says Dean Brummett, Local 5575 President. "Fort McMurray is home to countless workers and their families who need our support. We're asking other unions to show their support as well by contributing to the relief efforts."
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund has already contributed $10,000 to the Red Cross Fort McMurray fund.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information: Dean Brummett, USW Local 5575 President, 780-966-6329