Delegates Slam Retirees at APWU Convention

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: In a stunning turn of events at the recent APWU Convention, the delegates voted in alarming numbers that retiree involvement in support by retirees for active members in opposing threats of privatization and other dangerous initiatives is not needed or wanted. This…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – August 6, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: “The Labor Day Parade this year is on September 3rd, 2018. The parade route will be the same as last year starting up by the PPG Paints Arena. Last year we lined up past the Arena up top of the hill just…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – June 22, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: Comment: For the life of me, I cannot understand the mindset that produced the redundant, unnecessary, unworkable, and provocative caveat contained in the letter, i.e., “…provided the issues addressed in the resolutions strictly address “retiree” issues.” Was there really a concern…

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APWU: Submission of Resolutions to National Conventions by Retiree Chapters

Excerpt: After much thought and based on the contents of the 2008 letter, the NEB has adopted the policy that Retiree Chapters should be allowed to submit resolutions to the National Convention, provided that the issues addressed in the resolutions strictly address “retiree” issues. Related: 2018 National Convention Resolutions: Retiree delegates seated with a voice…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 9, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Chapter members to attend both the Retiree Conference and the Convention! The Retiree Conference is a forum where discussion and debate is held prior to the Convention to establish what positions and…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – February 28, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: At a fundraising event at Greensburg on February 4 this writer handed a $5000.00 check provided by the APWU COPA fund to Conor Lamb, candidate for the 18th Congressional District. This is the seat vacated by Tim Murphy; the disgraced incumbent…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – January 26, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: ON A PERSONAL NOTE – It is undisputed that the creation of the Committee and the activism that has continued over the years since it was formed, is unprecedented. Because of the scope of membership and the solidarity among the various…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – January 1, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: Looking ahead, antics of the Trump administration and the rubber stamp Congress will test us in areas of importance to retirees. It is being reported that the so-called tax cut that likely will be adopted as this is being written is…

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