Four months into 2014 and APWU Retirees Department Members have yet to receive their membership cards, despite Director Beard’s assurances the problem was resolved and they were going out on April 12, 2014. It’s now May 1, 2014. Just how difficult can it be to accomplish this task? We have approximately 40,000 dues-paying retiree members who deserve the respect of, at the very least, Director Beard notifying us that there is still a problem via email or the APWU National web site. And this is not a new problem as it happened last year too (a “computer problem”). This is unacceptable. When is the next National Officer Election?