UAW Local 848

Retirees Join in Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day picnic location at Chisholm Park

Retirees Join in Labor Day Picnic

Local 848 retirees will join the active members in co-sponsoring the Labor Day picnic at Chisholm Park, 2200 Norwood in Hurst, at 1 PM on Sunday, September 6th. If they want, people can bring food and beer, but the park will not allow glass bottles. The main speaker will be Congressman Marc Veasey, whose district includes our hall.

The retirees will put up $100 toward the picnic's expenses. Brother Paul Hicks stepped up and matched our donation with another $100 from his own pocket! Ada French Goring is the retiree who came up with the idea and is organizing the picnic with a lot of help from Gerardo Contreras. Call her at 972-642-5811 for more info.
Ours is the only Labor Day picnic in Tarrant County, but several events are scheduled in Dallas:

Sep 5, Noon: Labor Day march from MLK Center, 2922 MLK Blvd, and then picnic by at the center

Sep 5, 6:30: Gene Lantz speaks on "Labor, Past, Present and Future" at Barbec’s restaurant, 8949 Garland Rd. Call 214-738-3386

Sept 7, Labor Day breakfast, 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, Hampton Inn and Suites, 1700 Rodeo Driver, Mesquite. Tickets are $30. Contact Pam Resendiz at or 214-826-4808

Local 848 retirees joined with the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security at our August 13 meeting. Our guest speaker was State Representative Roberto Alonzo, whose district includes our hall. He began by announcing that he had just been confirmed as President of the Labor Commission for the entire United States Council of State Representatives!

Alonzo gave part of his speech in Spanish because Univision TV Channel 23 was there. Brother Emilio Medrano was also interviewed as our spokesperson. The entire group of 55+ signified our determination to expand Social Security by chanting "yes we can" in Spanish.

Retirees meet every 2nd Thursday at 11 AM. 

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