Labor council, Saturn announce partnership to raise funds for needy

PORTLAND, OR -- The Northwest Oregon Labor Council and Saturn/United Auto Workers (UAW) are teaming up to help raise money for Labor's Community Service Agency's Emergency Relief Fund.

Called "Partnership for Relief," Saturn of Beaverton, Salem, Vancouver and the new Saturn East (currently under construction in Gresham) will donate $10 to the Emergency Fund for every test drive taken by a union member, family member, neighbor or friend. They will donate $100 for each Saturn purchased.

Vouchers are available through the labor council, at local union offices, credit unions and participating dealerships. "If a spouse, sibling or neighbor is not a member of a union, just fill out the card for them and include your union affiliation," said Ron Fortune, executive secretary of the Portland-based Northwest Oregon Labor Council.

A kickoff reception for "Partnership for Relief" will be held Tuesday, July 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Saturn of Beaverton, 4250 SW 139th Way. Refreshments will be served along with musical entertainment and short speeches announcing the partnership.

Saturn is a union-built automobile that was born of a unique labor-management partnership between General Motors and the UAW.

Saturn outlets participating in "Partnership for Relief" are located in Vancouver, 3608A NE Automall Drive; Salem, 4403 Commercial St. SE; Gresham at 24700 SE Stark, and in Beaverton. Labor's Community Service Agency's Emergency Fund helps workers who have been displaced, on strike, laid off or are in need of emergency assistance such as the payment of a house bill or electric bill, or transportation to a job interview. For more information, or to get a Saturn voucher, call the labor council at (503) 235-9444 or Labor's Community Service Agency at (503) 231-4962.


July 4, 1997 issue

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