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USA    UNION HONOURS LATE NEW YORK CARDINAL'S COMMITMENT TO WORKERS
New York's largest union of health care workers has produced a 12-page booklet to honour the memory of the late Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York and his commitment to workers.
    The booklet, which hails the cardinal as the "patron saint of working people," was produced by New York's Health and Human Service Union, which is Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union.
    It notes that Cardinal O'Connor, who died in May of cancer, stressed his "bone-deep" commitment to working people, the labor movement and the poor in his annual Labor Day Masses at St Patrick's Cathedral and in many of his speeches and writings.
    Copies of the booklet, produced at a cost of $16,930, were sent to the union's 5000 shop stewards and to more than 6000 union members working at Catholic hospitals and nursing homes in New York state.
   
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22 Aug 00



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