As a candidate who sent in a petition for an APWU Elected Retiree Convention Delegate, I received a mailing of the Official APWU Election rules from the APWU Election Committee. Included in the mailing was a document stating there are 41,850 Retiree Department members broken down by Region and category. However, according to Bobby Donelson who looked up the APWU 2018 LM 2 filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (and available at the DOL website), there were 38,415 APWU Retiree Department members at the end of 2018.
In response to an email from Bobby Donelson of the Southwest Coastal Area Retiree Chapter to APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, Liz relayed that there were 32,271 ballots mailed to Retiree Department members. What gives with all the discrepancies? Are thousands of Retiree Department members in arrears on their dues? Have we lost over 6,000 members from the Retiree Department in the last eight (8) months? Did over 6,000 eligible to vote Retiree members not receive a ballot? What’s going on here?
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