Brothers and Sisters, you will soon receive your ballot for the 2016 APWU election. I am asking for your vote for Director, Retirees Department. It is time for a new direction for the Retirees Department. The current Director was recently appointed to this position following a shuffling of APWU officers at the national level. Retirees fought for years to achieve the right to elect our Director. We cannot turn back the clock and allow the administration to determine who our Director will be. We need a Director elected by us, who works for us, who is not beholden to the administration. I am that candidate.
Do not be fooled by the colorful glossy mailing you will soon receive from “The Team.” You should remember that before becoming a member of “The Team” , the current Director was a member of the National Clerk Division Council that gave us the disastrous 2010 National Agreement.
I am the only candidate who has opposed “Medicare Integration”, a provision of proposed Postal Reform, that would force Postal retirees into Medicare Part “B”, costing more than $100 per month. I am prepared to lead the fight against proposals like this that would have a negative effect on retirees. I am ready to take on the challenges that confront us. I am ready to stand up for our rights, and oppose those who would seek to reduce or eliminate our hard earned benefits, and I am ready to work with those who will work with us.
I need your vote and support. ELECT DESI NEUROHR, DIRECTOR, RETIREES DEPARTMENT.
First Name: Desi
Last Name: Neurohr
Union/Local: Florida State Retiree Chapter
Office held if any: Former Sec-Treasurer, Pgh Metro Area Local; Candidate, Director, Retirees Department