APRIL 10-14, 2018 JACKSONVILLE APWU OF FLORIDA 2018 STATE CONVENTION & SPRING SEMINAR

Schedule April 9: Florida Presidents Conference ~ Florida Retiree Convention/Conference April 10: Florida Auxiliary Convention April 10-12:

 APWU of Florida State Convention** April 11: Installation Banquet April 12-14: 2018 Spring Seminar Training Workshops** **

Registration Form/Credentials/Seminar Class Schedule to be announced soon. Visit www.apwuflorida.org for all updates OF FLORIDA

Doris Orr-Richardson, President,  Space is Limited Reserve Now For Reservations Call 800-222- 8733 Room Rate: $123.00* Group Code: APWU *Hotel Group Rate available until block sold out or 3/15/18 Hosted by the: Northeast Florida Area & JAX BMC/NDC
 Local CONVENTION CONTACT: Jeff Pearlman Treasurer APWUFL@aol.com 850.562.1892 SEMINAR CONTACT: Jim DeMauro

For more information, contact:
Jim DeMauro
APWU Advocate
(941) 518-3544 Cell
AdvocateJimD@AOL.com

American Postal Workers Union of Florida 2018 State Convention/Spring Seminar Training Workshops - Jacksonville - April 10-14, 2018 State Convention Schedule Tuesday, April 10: Convention Proceedings 9AM-5PM Wednesday, April 11: Convention Proceedings 9AM-5PM & Installation Dinner Thursday, April 12: Convention Proceedings 8:30AM-10AM* 

Spring Seminar Schedule *Seminar will begin immediately after the Convention Thursday, April 12 Friday, April 13 Saturday, April 14 Registration Deadline/Fees Complete and Return this Entire Page with Fee to  Make checks payable to: “APWU of Florida” Check One: ( ) Convention and Spring Seminar: Received By March 15, $100 (Includes Installation Dinner) After March 15, $125 ( ) Convention Only: Received by March 15, $75 (Includes Installation Dinner) After March 15, $100 ( ) Spring Seminar Only: Received by March 15, $40 After March 15, $65 Name (print):__________________________________________ Title:_____________________ Craft: _____________ Local Name: _________________________ Attendee Phone #___________________ Attendee Email_______________________ 10AM-1PM:

 General Session (Attended by All) 2PM-5PM (Select One) ( ) Motor Vehicle Craft Open Forum National MVS Officers, Greg Dixon ( ) Maintenance Craft Issues National Maintenance Officers, Tony Neri ( ) Live MDAT Demonstration Creating Clerk Craft 37.3.a.1 MDAT Reports NBA Pat Davis-Weeks, Joe Paul ( ) Young Members Workshop Reggie Maddox, Kathleen Kaplan The Young Members Workshop is for APWU Members between the ages of 18-35, who play a vital role in the continued success of the APWU. The goal is to educate, mobilize, and organize our next generation of leaders and activists, empowering them to take on the challenges of the past, present, and future. 

The Spring Seminar registration fee shown below will be waived for all Young Members who complete and submit this form by March 15 and attend the Young Members Workshop. 9AM-9:30AM: 

General Session 9:30AM-Noon Classes (Select One) ( ) Legislative Training & Contract Action Team (CAT) The Time to Get Involved is Now APWU Headquarters Staff ( ) New Steward Boot Camp Part 2 Warning: Raw Education Doris Orr-Richardson, Jeff Pearlman, Vonnie Brown ( ) New JCIM & the Motor Vehicle Craft NBA Bruce Amey, Greg Dixon ( ) Retirement Planning Sheri Messer, Federal Employees First Alliance ( ) 


The Electronic Grievance System Modernize your Local’s Appeals Charlie Gonnello, APWU EGS Coordinator In addition to the Group EGS class above, the Electronic Grievance Specialist will also be available April 12 and 13 for oneon-one EGS guidance. Schedule your one-on-one EGS session at the EGS Exhibit Table when you arrive at the Seminar. 9AM-10AM: General Session Select one 10AM-5PM Full Day Class: ( ) New Steward Boot Camp Part 1 Warning: Raw Education Doris Orr-Richardson, Jeff Pearlman, Vonnie Brown ( ) New JCIM & the Motor Vehicle Craft NBA Bruce Amey, Greg Dixon OR, Select two Half Day Classes: Maintenance Craft Staffing Including TL-5 and Line H NBAs John Gearhard and Carlos Paz, Tony Neri ( ) 10AM-1PM or ( ) 2PM-5PM Turning your MDAT Reports into Winning Cases Protecting and Creating Clerk Craft Jobs NBA Pat Davis-Weeks ( ) 10AM-1PM or ( ) 2PM-5PM Preparing for Local Negotiations Bring copy of your current LMOU NBA Bob Bloomer ( ) 10AM-1PM or ( ) 2PM-5PM Handling Discipline Cases For Advanced Stewards and Step 2 Designees NBA Mike Sullivan ( ) 10AM-1PM or ( ) 2PM-5PM 





DISCOVERY: 156 APWU COMMUNICATIONS YOU TUBE VIDEOS dating back 10 years to 2008 National APWU 19th Biennial Convention held in Las Vegas, NV.
We have attended 23 National APWU Conventions including 1st Convention in New Orleans, LA in 1972 and 1975 Constitutional Convention in Kansas City, MO, and we Hope all of you Join us in replaying a few of these 156 Videos, especially younger Delegates who are just getting started, and Enjoy reviewing APWU Union History by clicking on link or Photo below, YO!
https://www.youtube.com/user/apwucommunications/videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/apwucommunications/videos

APWU OF FLORIDA 2017 SPRING SEMINAR AT DAYTONA BEACH HILTON!

2017 Spring Seminar, Daytona Beach FL

2017 APWU FLORIDA SPRING SEMINAR IN DAYTONA BEACH

March 22-24, 2017 (Wed-Fri)

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort
100 N. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Group Rate: $135 per night, includes complimentary parking and internet
Group Code: APWU
Hotel Reservations Call: 386-254-8200
Or to book online click here...
Cutoff date: February 21, 2017
Check-in: 20-MAR-2017
Check-out: 24-MAR-2017

The Florida Presidents and Florida Retiree Conferences will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the same location

For updates contact:
Jim DeMauro
APWU Advocate
(941) 518-3544 Cell
AdvocateJimD@AOL.com
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Retirees

For NEWS and UP-DATES pertaining to the APWU State of Florida Retirees. The STATE OF FLORIDA RETIREE SPRING SEMINAR & Board Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Learn more...
 



 
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APWU OF FLORIDA 2016 FALL SEMINAR IN OCALA, FL

APWU of Florida Breaking News

2016 Fall Seminar, Ocala FL
APWU of Florida

2016 Fall Seminar, Ocala, FL

Thursday October 27 - October 29, 2016
Hotel Reservations: (352) 854-1400
Group Code: APWU
Per Night Group Rate: $109 plus tax
Contact: Jim DeMauro
(941) 518-3544
AdvocateJimD@AOL.com
**The APWU of Florida Executive Board thanks the attendees, instructors, volunteers and the Broward County and Miami Area Locals for their help making our State Convention/Spring Seminar a success!**
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Retirees

For NEWS and UP-DATES pertaining to the APWU State of Florida Retirees. The STATE OF FLORIDA RETIREE FALL SEMINAR & Board Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Learn more...
 


2016 National APWU 23rd Biennial Convention

2016 National APWU Convention

Monday, August 22, 2016 - Thursday, August 25, 2016
Swan & Dolphin Hotels
OrlandoFL
More Details
Delegate registration begins April 1, 2016. Click here for information.
The convention will be held at the Swan & Dolphin Hotels. 
The room rate is $139 per night plus tax. 
Click here to make your hotel reservations online.
Additional hotel accommodations are available at the Coronado Springs Resort
Click here to make your hotel reservations online. 
Pre-Convention Workshops: August 19, 2016
Click here for more information.
Click here to register. 
Retiree Conference: August 20 and 21, 2016
Click here to register.
Craft Conferences: August 20 and 21, 2016




News Flash - Contract NOW! Good Service! Good Jobs!
Message from Florida State President: Thursday February 19, 2015 is the opening day of Contract Negotiations. Please inform all employees that you represent that "Together We Are Stronger" and "Don't Be The Missing Piece" during these negotiations.
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2016 APWU OF FLORIDA STATE "JACKGOSE" RETIREE CHAPTER BIENNIAL CONVENTION ON APRIL 18 AT DOUBLETREE HOTEL, 13400 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, Florida 33323

APWU "Jack Gose" State of Florida Retiree Chapter
 WELCOME TO DAVE’S RETIREE’S CORNER:  By David Bernstein, President APWU “Jack Gose” State of Florida Retiree Chapter. Your Retiree Exec Board would like to wish you and yours a very Healthy & Happy Holiday Season & a Joyous New Year!

Attention all APWU Retirees...both MALs and Chapter Members!
     As per our Constitution and ByLaws, Article 6 - Election: Section 1, 2, 3, 4.
We will be holding an Election of ALL Officers on April 18, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel 13400 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, Florida 33323 at the APWU State Convention.  Retiree's Convention will convene at 9:30 a.m.  All nominations will be taken on the Convention Floor.  Any proposed Resolutions and Bylaw changes to be considered, must be received by me no later than the 19th of March 2016 @ 2616 S. Toronto Ave., Tampa, Florida 33629.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE ARTICLE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN APPEARED IN THE NOV/DEC 2015 ISSUE
REPORT ON THE NATIONAL RETIREES CONFERENCE HELD IN CONJUCTION WITH THE “ALL CRAFTS CONFERENCE”... October 11-14 at Bally's in Las Vegas, Nevada. While the actual conference started on Monday the 12th...there was a very informative and interactive day of “exchange of information” by Presidents and other officers which took place on Sunday the 11th. There was a good representation from around the country with over 120 Retirees in attendance. We now have 66 retiree chapters along with a membership of over 40,000. The number of organizations that our retirees are involved with have also grown...with many more becoming members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, NARFE, Social Security Works, AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils, State Federations, The Grand Alliance, etc. Our retirees have worked in unison with these organizations, combining activities in order to address the needs of their communities and support the labor movement. And while we were working to help the Active Members in their quest to get a better contract...the retirees have been “rewarded” by negotiations giving them 1st preference to go back to work at the Post Office for the Holiday Season...a 21 day period...with no reduction to their annuity... to recent retirees (if you retired in 2013, 2014 or 2015) who are current Retired Union Members in Good Standing. This will allow recent retirees to earn a little extra for the holidays...without any penalty. Actually by the time you read this, you should have already received an “invitation”. If you qualify and did not receive a letter then it means that the Union and/or OPM does NOT have your proper address. In order to correct that you can call 202-842-8584...the Retiree's Department in Washington, D.C...and ask them to correct your contact information. Another item that the Union has been working on for us is to help in grieving a “Letter of Demand” that the Post Office might send to you after you have retired. While retirees currently have a 14 day window to file a grievance (bargained for in our last contract), it usually takes more than 14 days before said retiree receives the notification. Meanwhile if this has happened to you, call our National Retirees APWU.
Anyone who is having trouble with reference to the “Data Breach” can contact a company called WINVALE. They are now handling the problems for OPM and our Union on line. The gentleman in charge is a Mr. Dombo. He can be reached a MDombo@winvale.com or call 202-997-8858.
We were honored with an appearance and speech from U.S. Presidential Candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders at the General Session on Tuesday Morning. He was very well received..as he is very PRO UNION...and is 100% for keeping the Postal Service intact.
Some helpful tips we learned from our speakers...Did you know that EQUIFAX SELLS our information (unless there is a “freeze” on the account...Thieves are usually no longer looking to STEAL your checkbook, they just take a picture (from their I-Phone) and take it from there...so be careful how you handle your checkbook in public...even at the bank. If you have WIRELESS in your home, thieves can sit outside in a car by your home with a laptop and capture things that you have on your computer. We were told NOT to put up our MAILBOX FLAGS as it attracts mail thieves.
INSURANCE CONSUMER ADVOCATE'S FORUM: Held in Tallahassee on the 15th of October. As per a request from our APWU Retiree Department in Washington, for us to have a representative at the Forum, Mr.Lenvard Hall, a retiree member from the “Gone but not Forgotten: Chapter attended. “Thank You Lenvard”... The following is brief summary of his report. The entire report will be posted on the State Retiree Web Site. “The issues which the forum addressed related to unexpected medical expenses that many Floridians are experiencing even though they have insurance. It was pointed out that 30 years ago 8% of all bankruptcies were due to medical expenses. In 2014 that rose to 52%. In 75% of those 2014 bankruptcies, the consumers had health insurance. Most agreed that these unexpected expenses are the result of patients receiving services outside of their insurance network.
FLARA: On September 25th I attended a one day conference/quarterly E-Board meeting in Lakeland, Florida with FLARA (Florida Alliance for Retired Americans). Their problems are basically the same as the APWU Retiree's problems. Hopefully, working together we may prevail in the stopping of using retirees & their pension monies as the government's open bank account.
FUTURE CONVENTIONS and CONFERENCES: Last issue I gave a “HEADS UP NOTICE” about our 2016 National APWU Convention. It will be held in Florida at the Disney World Swan/Dauphin Hotel and Convention Center Complex – Rate is supposed to be $129.00 + tax. Pre workshops will be held Friday, August 19th with the regular Retiree Convention occurring on August 20th and 21st. The Parade of States is scheduled to be held on Sunday evening August 21. Please try to budget to send some of your members to our Retirees Conference...its in our own Home State...Hope to see both lots of old friends and new faces.
But even before our National Convention, Florida will be holding their STATE CONVENTION. Sooo,  let this serve as an OFFICIAL ELECTION NOTICE FOR THE APWU “JACK GOSE” STATE OF FLORIDARETIREE'S CHAPTER. As per our Constitution and By Laws, Article 6 – Elections; Section 1, 2, 3, 4. We will be holding an Election of ALL Officers on April 18, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel 13400 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, Fl. 33323 at the APWU State Convention. Retiree's Convention will convene at 9:30 a.m. All nominations will be taken on the Convention Floor. Any proposed Resolutions and Bylaw changes to be considered must be received by me no later than the 18th of March 2016 @ 2616 S. Toronto Ave. Tampa, Florida 33629.

APWU of Florida Breaking News
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News Flash - Contract NOW! Good Service! Good Jobs!
Message from Florida State President: Thursday February 19, 2015 is the opening day of Contract Negotiations. Please inform all employees that you represent that "Together We Are Stronger" and "Don't Be The Missing Piece" during these negotiations.
Other News
The scholarship application that must be sent certified mail to:
Doris Orr-Richardson, President
APWU of Florida
PO Box 2881
Jacksonville, FL 32203

President: Doris Orr-Richardson
PO Box 2881
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Office: 904-354-0344
Cell: 904-614-8307
E-mail: orrdorisrich@bellsouth.net
Editor: Diane North
1421 SW 110 Way
Davie, FL 33324
Phone: 954-792-2161E-mail: flstapwu@aol.com
Clerk Craft Director: Joe Paul
PO Box 182
Lakeland FL 33802-0182
Phone: 863-640-2865E-mail: JPaulAPWU@gmail.com
Motor Vehicle Director: Gregory Dixon
22530 Eagles Watch Dr
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813-531-4753E-mail: jgd806@aol.com
Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Pearlman
3755 Evanwood Ct
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-652-1892
E-mail: apwufl@aol.com
Education Director: Jim DeMauro
5013 Woodlawn Cir W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: 941-518-3544
E-mail: AdvocateJimD@aol.com
Maintenance Director: Tony Neri
6911 28th Ave E.

APWU "Jack Gose" State of Florida Retiree Chapter 2014 Convention

APWU "Jack Gose" State of Florida Retiree Chapter

Retirees Print E-mail
Written by david bernstein   
APWU "Jack Gose" State of Florida Retiree Chapter
 
WELCOME TO DAVE’S RETIREE’S CORNER:  By David Bernstein, President APWU “Jack Gose” State of Florida Retiree Chapter.
 
BREAKING NEWS! As of today 5/29/14, the AFL-CIO has Endorsed the APWU's boycott of Staples, Inc., Office Supply Stores in the U.S.A., Staples.com & Staples Advantage.  The boycott also covers all Staples branded proprietary products.
 
RETIREE CONVENTION REPORT:  Our newly elected Board Consists of:
President                               David Bernstein
Vice Pres.                              Victoria Alicea
Secretary/Trustee                 Warren Pearlman
Treasurer                               Jeffrey Pearlman
Legislative Director              Corless Ball
 
On the 28th of April we convened at 10am…we had 12 voting Delegates and 3 guests.  Our National Retiree Director, Judy Beard, addressed our convention representatives & informed us that the Retirees were the 2nd Largest Unit in the APWU with 41,000 members and growing.  Also in attendance was Elizabeth Bobo, our elected Southern Region Retirees’ Coordinator…covering one of five regions in the U.S. Steve Morris, the Host Local President also stopped by to wish us a good convention.
 
A lot was accomplished…including the adoption of an amended constitution...and the election of 3 additional Representatives to go to the National Retiree’s Convention in Chicago.  Regarding the constitution, I wish to personally thank Laura Ross, who chaired the Constitution Committee, as well as the rest of the committee (comprised of Jeff Pearlman, Richard Phillips) who worked tirelessly on this project.  They all devoted a great deal of time and effort on it.
 
As has become the “custom” here at the State level…all the delegates and guests were treated to a complimentary lunch.
It is hoped that future convention and seminars will be better attended.
 
RETIREE MEMBERSHIP CARDS: It seems that there was an error in the printing of the Retiree Membership cards & they are in the process of reprinting them.  We are told that we may have them by the end of July.
 
CONFERENCE CALLS:  On a recent Conference Call of Retirees with National, President Mark Dimondstein promised that there will be at least one retiree representative present on ALL national convention committees in Chicago.
 
ARA – Alliance for Retired Americans: The ARA recently held their National Convention at which they donated a table to APWU Retiree’s to man in order to inform its members about the need to boycott Staples….Thanks ARA.
 
IMPORTANT FOR ALL VOLUNTARY EARLY OUT RETIREES who went out on the last early out…make sure that you got your last payment which came out on the 23rd of May. If you did not file P.S Form 3077 to have your check mailed to you, you had to go pick it up at your last place of employment.  Anyone having any difficulty can call 1-866-974-2733.

APWU 22nd Biennial Convention COLOR MAP OF CHICAGO

http://www.apwu.org/sites/apwu/files/resource-files/map-chicago.pdf

WELCOME TO NATIONAL APWU CONVENTION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, JULY 21-JULY 25, 2014

http://www.apwu.org/convention             

Chicago 2014: 22nd Biennial APWU National Convention

Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25

Standing Up – Fighting Back is the theme of the American Postal Workers Union’s 22nd Biennial Convention, which is set for Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, 2014, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Download a printable map of downtown Chicago here.

The National Convention is the union’s highest decision-making body and helps the union chart its course for the future. Approximately 2,500 APWU delegates will debate and vote on resolutions that will be introduced on a wide variety of subjects. The resolutions give focus to the union’s goals and help us better serve our members.
APWU locals and state organizations are urged to send their full quota of delegates. Members-at-Large (MAL) also are encouraged to attend.
Several other important union events will take place in the days before the convention. The APWU Research & Education Department will conduct a series of workshops on Friday, July 18. Meetings for each of the divisions — Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service, and Support Services — are set for the weekend of July 19-20, as is the APWU Retirees Conference. The Bulk Mail Center (BMC) Conference is set for July 19.

Plan Your Stay Well Ahead

Although the convention is months away, it is essential that locals, state organizations, members-at-large, and retirees make their arrangements as soon as possible. Click here for hotel information.
- See more at: http://www.apwu.org/convention#sthash.4npr0qO5.dpuf

APWU OF FLORIDA RETIREE CONVENTION, APWU OF FLORIDA STATE CONVENTION, APWU OF FLORIDA STATE SEMINAR KISSIMMEE, FL APRIL 28 - MAY 3, 2014

FLORIDA POSTAL WORKERS UNION CONVENTION  www.apwuflorida.org
Tuesday, April 29 at 10:00 am to Thursday, May 1, 2014 at noon. 

Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration
2900 Parkway Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747  Hotel phone 407-396-7000  
APWU Contact: Mark Teseniar, Education Director,  phone  941-266-3830


APWU STATE OF FLORIDA 'JACK GOSE' RETIREE CHAPTER CONVENTION

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 10:00 am until Business is completed, followed by a Complimentary Lunch for one and half hours. www.apwuflorida.org

IMPORTANT BUSINESS: Election of Officers and Revision of our By-laws.  All Retiree Members must be a "member in good standing" for at least the last 3 months in order to vote.

Voting is based on one person - one vote.  All those attending, please bring your 2013 or 2014 membership card.  We shall also have the National copies of the entire State Membership List to coordinate with.

On another note, Past President of the State of Florida and of the State of Florida Retiree Chapter, Mario Miceli & his wife Bonnie, are in an Assisted Living Facility, and would enjoy hearing from his old friends. He can be reached at GOOD HOPE OF PINELLAS ALC, 7575 - 65th Way, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, Phone 208-869-5820.


FLORIDA POSTAL WORKERS UNION STATE SEMINAR www.apwuflorida.org
Thursday, May 1, 2014 starting after lunch to Saturday, May 3, 2014 afternoon.

CHARLIE REDD, FORMER APWU OF FLORIDA PRESIDENT PASSES, A NOBLE AND FRIENDLY FELLA WHO LOVED OUR UNION, HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS!

Charles R Redd

February 09, 1936 - June 04, 2013
Our beloved Charles Redd, age 77, went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2013 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born to Allen and Ethel Redd on February 9, 1936 in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated January 1954 from Andrew Jacksonville High School where he played on the State Championship Basketball Team during 1954 through 1957. He won a scholarship and played for Jacksonville Junior College during 1955/1956 and 1956/1957; during that time he played in the National Junior College Tournament at Hutchinson, Kansas. He received his Associates Arts Degree in 1957 from Jacksonville Junior College. He was honorably discharged from the Army of the United States in November of 1962.
Charlie was a charter member of the North Merritt Island Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He seldomly missed an opportunity to sing a solo with his booming bass voice.
Charlie enjoyed life so much. The family holidays, his class reunions and trips to the National APWU conventions. He was a member of the Savannahs Golf Association; golf was one of his favorite sports along with basketball, football, and tennis. A member of the Postal Service Union AFL-CIO where he served as the President of the Florida APWU for six years. President of the Space Coast Area Local for 30 years. Charlie was a very dedicated Union representative. A member of the Moose Lodge 2073 enjoyed the dancing on Friday nights , the Mason Lodge 113 and the Space Trackers Square Dance Club.
Seven years ago he became a vegan joining the Healthy Plant of Brevard and the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, which he truly believed prolonged his quality of life by eating a plant based diet.
Surviving his death, his loving wife, Beverly Redd. His wonderful family, daughters Terri (michael) Brooks of Baldwin FL, Malissa (Gaylen) Williams of Sanderson, FL; stepsons Rob O'Brien of Cocoa FL, Jon O'Brien of Fernandina Beach FL; his sister Frances Granlund of Jacksonville, FL. The grandchildren; Deanna Bernath, Michelle Williams, Steve O'Brien;the William's boys, Dalton, Dylen, and Devin. The great grandchildren; Destin delaSerno, Mahlyah Williams, and Haven O'Brien. Many nephews, nieces and other relatives.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; Allen Redd, Ethel Redd, stepson Stephen O'Brien and his first wife, Florence Van Al Stine Redd.
Charlie was a wonderful and fun loving Dad, Papa, Pepa, uncle and friend. He was loved and admired by many. He will be missed immensely by everyone who knew him. Rest in Peace, Oh, Faithful Servant, YO!

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Douglas C. and Jackie Holbrook's Anniversary!

Jackie and I were married 52 years ago today. We were married at the Hazel Park United Methodist Church, Hazel Park, Michigan. We have been blessed during these years with our two sons Douglas and Kevin their families our six grandchildren and a great Granddaughter. We have enjoyed the support and friendship of so many friends it would be impossible to thank each one individually. So if you have been a part of our life's journey we send our sincere thanks. Gods Blessings, Douglas and Jackie Holbrook

APWU STATE AND LOCAL RETIREE CHAPTERS, AFL-CIO, USA, YO!

APWU State and Local Retiree Chapters List :
To learn how to contact retiree chapters, write to or call the APWU Retirees Department, 1300 L St., N.W, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-4200.
(Updated April 2013)
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State Chapters (4)
Florida State "Jack Gose" Retiree Chapter (6 Local Chapters)
Ohio State Retiree Chapter (7 Local Chapters)
Michigan State Retiree Chapter (4 Local Chapters)
California State Retiree Chapter (6 Local Chapters)

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Local Chapters (46)
Atlanta Metro Area Retiree Chapter, Georgia
Baltimore Francis “Stu” Filbey Retiree Chapter, Maryland
Broward County Retiree Chapter, Florida
California Area Retiree Chapter, California
Central Florida Area Retiree Chapter, Florida
Chicago Area Retiree Chapter, Illinois
Cleveland Area Retiree Chapter, Ohio
Columbus Area Retiree Chapter, Ohio
Dallas Area Retiree Chapter, Texas
Dayton Area Retiree Chapter, Ohio
Des Moines Area Retiree Chapter, Iowa
Detroit District Area Retiree Chapter, Michigan
Fayetteville Area Retiree Chapter, North Carolina
Flint Area Retiree Chapter, Michigan
Greater Cincinnati Ohio Area Retiree Chapter, Ohio
Greater Los Angeles Area Retiree Chapter, California
Greater Las Vegas Area Retiree Chapter, Nevada
Heart of Illinois Retiree Chapter, Illinois
Indianapolis Area Retiree Chapter, Indiana
Kansas City Golden Jazz Retiree Chapter, Missouri
Kansas KAW Retiree Chapter, Kansas
Lima Area Retiree Chapter, Ohio
Long Island Area Retiree Chapter, New York
Manchester Area Retiree Chapter, New Hampshire
Miami Area Retiree Chapter, Florida
Moe Biller Retiree Chapter, New York

Nation’s Capital/Southern Maryland Area Retiree Chapter, D.C./Maryland
Northeast Florida Area Retiree Chapter, Florida
Omaha Area Retiree Chapter, Nebraska
Philadelphia Area Retiree Chapter, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Area Retiree Chapter, Arizona
Pittsburgh Metro Area Retiree Chapter, Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico Area Retiree Chapter, Puerto Rico
Red Bank Area Retiree Chapter, New Jersey
Richmond Area Retiree Chapter, Virginia
Saginaw 486-487 Retiree Chapter, Michigan
San Diego Area Retiree Chapter, California
San Francisco Area Retiree Chapter, California
Southwest Coastal Area Retiree Chapter, California
St. Louis Area Retiree Chapter, Missouri
Suncoast Area Retiree Chapter, Florida
SFVAL Golden Oldies Retiree Chapter, California
Tampa Area Retiree Chapter, Florida
Tri-County Ohio Retiree Chapter, Ohio
Western MI Area Retiree Chapter, Michigan
Youngstown Area Retiree Chapter, Ohio

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States of Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York,
and Pennsylvania each have 2 Local Chapters
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Which state shall be chartered next as a State Retiree Chapter?

RETIREES ROCK IN ALL 50 STATES AND TERRITORIES, YO!

APWU Honors the Achievements Of Older Americans
 
APWU Web News Article 041-2013, April 15, 2013
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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.
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A proclamation [PDF] 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.”
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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.
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The resolution urges all APWU state and local affiliates and Retiree Chapters to celebrate the accomplishments of our retirees and older members.

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