Local Aids Campus Food Pantry

Local 965 helped the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry on the University of Arkansas campus the week after Thanksgiving, preparing food baskets.

Logo Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food PantryThey’re actually boxes, which can hold more. Some might think of such volunteer work on holidays themselves, but eating is a 7-day/52-week necessity.

Members of the Local worked with Full Circle staff at the facility on Nov. 27, 2018. Some brought family members to participate.

The pantry by the way is WAHR C204, i.e. Bud Walton Hall, 324 Stadium Drive.

That a significant percentage of pantry patrons are U of A employees and students has been a major argument for the Living Wage Campaign of the 965.

Martin Law Firm Hosts Labor Council BBQ

The Northwest Arkansas Joint Labor Council hosted its annual Memorial Day barbecue May 31, 2018, at Martin Law Firm in Fayetteville. Members of several union locals as well as political candidates endorsed by the council picnicked and politicked.

Candidates attending included Donald McKinney, Democratic nominee for District 81 of the Arkansas House of Representatives, Denise Garner, Democratic nominee for state House District 84 and Democrat Nicole Clowney, presumptive representative (no opposition in November) for District 86.

Walter Hinojosa, president/secretary-treasurer of the area council, served as host.

Clowney, who teaches at the University of Arkansas, is a member of Local 965, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

More photos of the picnic can be found on Garner’s Facebook page.

Photos of the 2018 U of A Living Wage Rally

Interested people can sign a petition for a minimum living wage to be set for University of Arkansas employees either by printing a PDF petition or open an online version of the petition to sign digitally at change.org.


Some Gatherings


Union Local Branches Meet