On Monday, United Berks Labor Council will be handing out hot meals to union members who are currently laid off. Donations came from local unions and targeted those unions who have members laid off. Over 300 workers were invited and are expected to show up and receive meals at that time. The hot meals will be provided by MiCasa SuCasa Café, owned and operated by Reading City Council member Johanny Cepeda.
United Berks Labor Council purchased 300 gift cards from Redner’s Markets which have also been distributed to laid off union members.
United Berks Labor Council will also be delivering sandwiches to some members who are working on the front lines to serve our community during this pandemic. Monday, sandwiches will be delivered to the workers at Berks Heim and Spruce Manor nursing homes.
City of Reading employees and members of ASFME will also receive sandwiches.
United Berks Labor Council will continue to offer support and resources to members, both those laid off and those who are busy reporting to work everyday. Anyone who would like to contribute should please leave a message at (610) 374-2725 or [email protected]