Frequently Asked Questions

In the March-April edition, I addressed a number of questions asked by APWU retirees. Here are several more.

Ensuring Financial Stability

A sufficient amount of money in savings accounts can protect you from unexpected financial hardships, such as those associated with illness or divorce. Financial advisors recommend that everyone have at least three months’ salary in the bank for...

Sexual Harassment (Part 2)

Employees who are victims of sexual harassment often fail to report it because they are embarrassed and think nothing will be done to stop it. They fear reprisals, being labeled a troublemaker or prude, or being ridiculed.

Fewer Union Members Means Lower Pay for All

In the decades after World War II, the labor movement greatly improved pay, benefits and working conditions not just for unionized workplaces, but for the nation’s entire workforce. The better pay and benefits that unions helped establish for blue-...

Helping a Loved One Overcome Addiction

Helping a loved one who is struggling with alcoholism, drug abuse, an eating disorder, or other destructive behavior can be challenging. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can lead to the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction...