These outstanding leaders join with John Richards, Jeff Kehlert, the members of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Local and Pittsburgh Metro Area Retiree Chapter in backing my candidacy for Director, Retireees Department. These are the ones who know me best, are aware of my abilities and knowledge, and know where I stand on the issues confronting retirees.
I am the only candidate to oppose “Medicare integration”, a provision of proposed Postal Reform, that would force Medicare eligible Postal retirees to participate in Medicare Part “B” taking our choice away from us, and costing us more than $100 per month. The APWU administration, of which the current Retirees Director is a part of, has stated they will support “Medicare integration” with some modifications. The other two candidates have remained silent on the issue.
I support adding the Director, Retirees Department to the National Executive Board. The retiree members of this great union deserve representation on the NEB. Unfortunately, the current Director was unable to achieve this at the National Convention. The only amendment to pass that affects retirees was a provision requiring the National APWU to pay the expenses for the (5) Retiree Convention Delegates to attend the All-Craft APWU Retirees Conference every two years in Las Vegas.
Brothers and Sisters, we have fought long and hard for the right to elect our Director. We can not allow that right to be circumvented by the Administration’s latest game of musical chairs. We deserve a Director elected by us, and not hand-picked and appointed by the Administration. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Holiday as we join with our brothers and sisters to celebrate our day.
ELECT DESI NEUROHR, DIRECTOR, RETIREES DEPARTMENT
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Name: Desi
Last Name: Neurohr
Union/Local: Florida State Retirees Chapter
Office held if any: Former Secretary-Treasurer, Pgh Metro Area Local, Candidate, Director, Retirees Department