Labor Council assists letter carriers’ food drive


The Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, recently participated in this year’s National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Twenty-six years ago, the labor council was one of the original local organizers and co-sponsors of the drive. Last year, more than 1.6 billion pounds of food was collected nationwide and distributed to thousands of food banks and pantries to combat hunger. Shown are volunteers: Joe Padavan, GWBLC; Bill Mapp, USW Local 15253; Dave Joyce, USW Local 15253; Polly Delaney, Wyoming Valley West Education Association; and Tom Bindus, Teamsters Local 401.