The remarkably high participation of retirees in the NALC is due to the NALC Constitution. It gives retirees full voting* and participation rights. A NALC retiree’s dues is $7 per annum; APWU is $36. When a NALC member completes 50 years membership, they receive a Gold Membership Card which entitles him/her to all privileges of membership in the NALC without payment of dues, per capita tax, or special assessments.
* except for any matter pertaining to ratification of a national agreement, LMOU, or proposed work stoppage.