2006 FIVE (5) REASONS TO CALL OR WRITE APWU TO STAY ALIVE & ACTIVE!

APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER

5 REASONS TO CALL OR WRITE NATIONAL APWU RETIREES DEPARTMENT TO STAY ALIVE & ACTIVE! (Link J)

APWU retirees, as well as future retirees, surviving spouses, and dependents with questions concerning retirement can get help from the National APWU Retirees Department by phoning 1-202-842-8585, between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm from Monday thru Friday, to speak with one of the Retirees Department staff members.

You may reach the Retirees Department at other hours, days, and holidays by phoning TOLL-FREE 1-877-279-8669 (877-APWU-NOW). When you call this number, be sure to leave your name and phone number on the tape so that someone can return your call. E-Mail can be sent to
dcholbrook@apwu.org at any time.

You may write to National APWU Retirees Department as below:

Douglas Cowan Holbrook, Director
APWU Retirees Department,
1300 L Street, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20005

In the following specific situations, please call, write or E-Mail Douglas Cowan Holbrook, our National APWU Retirees Director:

1. You need information on postal retirement (regular, disability, and/or early out) and/or workmen’s compensation and injury on the job. Be sure you have your CSA or CSF and Social Security numbers available when you call, write, or E-Mail.

2. You want to join the National APWU Retirees Department to become an APWU dues paying retiree member paying $24.00 year by signing up on the APWU Retired Member Form 1187.

3. You want information on how to organize an APWU Area Local/Local or a State Retiree Chapter. Three (3) Local Chapters are needed to form a State Chapter. The President of your local union must request a list of the APWU Retirees’ names and addresses and a model Constitution and By-Laws be mailed to get the organization started.

4. You want to show your appreciation and support for all the National APWU Retirees Department education and legislative programs set up to protect the Federal/Postal entitlements and benefits enjoyed by the National APWU membership which were won for all of us over the first 100 years of our history.

5. You want to become an active APWU Retiree by getting involved on the local, state, and national levels in the below PARAMOUNT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES of great importance to current and future retirees and their families:

PARAMOUNT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

(1) Protection of Federal Civil Service annuities for Retirees and their families.

(2) Opposition to Privatization that would adversely affect Job Security for Postal Workers, Retirees, and their families.

(3) Guaranteeing Social Security for Current and Future Retirees and their families.

(4) Protection of Health, Long Term Care, Dental, Hearing, and Vision Benefits for Retirees and their families.

(5) Making Healthcare More Affordable for Retirees and their Families.

(6) Amending Section 125 of the Federal Tax Code to Allow Pre-Tax Dollars to be used toward Health Care for Retirees and their families.

(7) Repealing the Social Security Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provisions (WEP) to help Retirees and their families.

(8) Legal Permission for Drugs Made in the USA to be re- imported for consumption by Retirees and their families.

(9) Improving Medicare and Prescription Drug Part D Coverage for Retirees and their families.

(10) Guaranteeing Medicare for Current and Future Retirees and their families.

(11) Supporting Legislation that would improve Long Term Care for Retirees and their families.

(12) Promote Legislation providing Safe and Low Cost Housing for Retirees and their families.

(13) Encourage FREE Education in Colleges and Higher Institutions of Learning for Retirees and their families.

(14) Getting involved in Democracy by Endorsing and Campaigning for Secret Ballot Voting by U.S. Mail to Provide a Paper Trail for all elections on local, county, state, and national levels.

(15) Persuade the Congress to enact legislation to provide a FREE COMPUTER tax free with FREE lessons for any Retiree to use, to preserve longer living, enjoyment of history, arts and sciences, music, and entertainment appreciation for Retirees and their families.

*****ONCE YOU RETIRE FROM YOUR CAREER AT THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE every hard earned benefit that affects the Retiree, also directly or indirectly affects and touches every member of the Retiree’s family.
Jack Gose, President and Editor,
APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, AFL-CIO
Official Internet Website Webmaster

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