UAW fights obsession with ‘Soberfest’ cruise in Flint
July 18, 2014 - Picnic Time
FLINT, MI – Workers during a UAW 598 automobile kinship are holding to their village to uncover a advantages of sobriety, and how to have a good time but piece abuse.
The union, that represents workers and retirees from Flint’s General Motors plant, is hosting a 20th Soberfest cruise by a Maintaining Organizing Support Together, or MOST support group.
The eventuality will take place on Sunday, Jul 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., during Union City Ball Fields, located during 4151 Torey Road in Flint. This year outlines a 20th anniversary of a event, that was started by dual automobile workers after they perceived obsession treatment.
“Twenty years ago, a integrate gentlemen in a plant got liberation and wanted to uncover people how to have fun but substances,” pronounced UAW 598 Work and Family Representative Jayne Atwell. “It supports family unity. In this day and age, we need to support a families and we need to get out of a addictions to do so.”
The cruise will underline a asperse tank, fish pond, kid’s games and a giveaway bike raffle, Atwell said. There will also be a wizard and a comedian on palm for entertainment.
The family oriented inlet of a picnic, she said, is meant to start educating youngsters on a dangers of piece abuse early on.
“Children need to grow adult substance-free,” Atwell said.
The MOST organisation has been assembly daily for 20 years during lunch, she said. Atwell pronounced seriousness is essential to a prolific work force.
“We accommodate each day to plead a habits, any hang adult we competence have, and a addictions,” she said. “An dependant workman indeed causes a association a lot of money. We’re not as prolific when we’re not sober.”