APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – January 1, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU:


Looking ahead, antics of the Trump administration and the rubber stamp Congress will test us in areas of importance to retirees. It is being reported that the so-called tax cut that likely will be adopted as this is being written is a back door ploy to ultimately gut Medicare and Social Security. Needless to say, these are benefits eamed by years of dedicated service that are vital to maintaining retirement as we know it. We must be on our guard to combat whatever sneaky methods that may be tried to achieve those nefarious goals.

Separate and apart from those concerns is legislation currently under consideration by Congress to drastically alter and force access to Medicare Part B by retirees who have previously opted out. This Iegislation is supported by Post Office national Unions, while being opposed by NARFE and others, induding this writer. We must keep our eyes firmly fixed on The Congress to protect our interests.

2 thoughts on “APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – January 1, 2018 Edition

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    President Pittsburgh PA Retiree Chapter
    Office held, if any
    President Pgh Local 1974-1994, APWU DIR 1980-1983, member of the Constitution Committee, President Retiree Chapter
    Hi Dan, good to hear from you. Thank you for reading and commenting about my humble scratchings. Wishing you and yours a prosperous new year.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU, Springfield MA Area Local 497
    Office held, if any
    Past President

    The Civil Service Retirement System is low hanging fruit. You know the old story…”nobody else has it, so why should they?” Stand by for the ram!

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