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APWU Honors the Achievements Of Older Americans

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041-2013

04/15/2013 - In recognition of the achievements of our retirees and older union members, the APWU will celebrate Older Americans Month in May. The union is encouraging all APWU state and local affiliates to recognize the countless contributions that APWU retirees have made and continue to make to the APWU, the labor movement, their communities, and their families, and the nation.

A proclamation adopted by the National Executive Board in January says, “Retired postal workers helped to build the American Postal Workers Union, making it the strong and powerful union it is.”

Retired postal workers continue to support the union in a variety of ways, the proclamation notes. .Retirees take part in legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill, attend activities sponsored by the APWU and AFL-CIO, participate in local retiree chapter activities, and contribute to APWU COPA, the Committee on Political Action.

The resolution urges all APWU state and local affiliates and Retiree Chapters to celebrate the accomplishments of our retirees and older members.