The 41,000+ Members of the American Postal Workers Union Retirees Department will soon be receiving via U.S. Mail a magazine combining the APWU National Officer Candidates’ Position Statements, a ballot, ballot instructions, and a pre-addressed Postage Paid return envelope for inserting the ballot to be mailed back to the APWU National Election Committee.
Retiree members are eligible to vote for seven (7) National Officers: President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Legislative Department Director, Human Relations Director, APWU Health Plan Director, and Retirees Department Director. Its worth noting that when the APWU Retirees Department was established at the 1992 APWU National Convention by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the delegates voting to adopt a Constitutional amendment resolution, Retirees Dept. members had no right to vote for anyone! The 1994 Convention established the retiree members eligibility to elect five (5) Regional National Retiree Delegates to the National Convention with voice and vote. Retiree Dept. members still had no right to vote for National Officers.
Since that time, Retirees slowly but gradually, through the persistent efforts of activist Retirees, and full dues paying members who fully appreciated the past, present, and continued effort and commitment of Retirees in maintaining the viability of the the USPS and its retirement systems, won the right to vote for the subject National Officers.
As eligible Retiree voters, we owe it to ourselves and our still working members to exercise this extremely important hard won privilege to vote for those national officers who directly affect retiree members while taking into consideration the needs of ALL members and the future of the APWU. With that in mind, the three (3) below signees-all long time former postal employees, retirees, and activists-have arrived independently and coincidentally in favor of the following endorsements.
1.) President – John Marcotte
2.) Executive Vice President – Debbie Szeredy
3.) Secretary-Treasurer – Elizabeth Powell
4.) Legislative Department Director – Judy Beard
5.) Human Relations Department Director – Sue Carney
6.) APWU Health Plan Director – Sarah Jane Rodriguez
7.) Retirees Department Director – Nancy Olumekor
Paul Browning, President
Michigan State Retiree Chapter, Current Central Region Retiree Delegate APWU National Convention
Former Local President, State Officer, Moe Biller appointed Arbitration Advocate
Al LaBrecque, Michigan State Retiree Chapter Adviser
Former Central Region Retiree Delegate APWU National Convention, Michigan State Retiree Chapter President (20 years), Local President, State Officer
Byron Denton, California State APWU Health Plan Representative
Former Western Region Retiree Delegate APWU National Convention, Local President
Retirees – Fighting yesterday for a better today and still fighting today for a better tomorrow!
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Browning
Union/Local: APWU – Michigan State Retiree Chapter
Office held if any: President-Central Region Retiree Delegate APWU National Convention