Via Bobby Donelson, APWU SWCAL Retiree Chapter President:
The retirees are asking all delegates to the 2018 National Convention to support two changes in the APWU National Constitution. Neither is harmful to the APWU or a cost factor. Retirees assist local, state, and the national unions.
Amend the APWU Constitution & By-Laws; new Article 6: SEC 6. Retiree delegates will be seated with a voice and a vote at the National Convention pursuant to the formula in Article 6, section one.
The Constitution shall be amended (Article 22) in appropriate part(s) to confer the same authority for State and Local Retiree Chapters as States and Locals to submit and have accepted for consideration proposals to amend the Constitution and submit Resolutions to the National Convention.
These two changes are supported by many retirees. Local, state, and the national union all seek assistance and involvement of retirees. Retirees have a lot of wisdom, knowledge, and experience. All of these qualities improve the American Postal Workers Union.
Please help your retirees.
Once we get the Constitution Resolution Numbers for these two proposed constitutional amendments we will circulate the exact resolutions to everyone.
These are the two resolutions being submitted to the National Convention: