2006 APWU RETIREES 100 YEARS AND COUNTING!

(This article written by Douglas Cowan Holbrook, National APWU Retirees Department Director first appeared in the November/December 2006 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
100 Years and Still Counting!

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our union it is important to remember the men and women who established the union a century ago and the struggles they encountered. The struggle, of course, continued for their successors, and continues today.

When I reflect on our history, I am very proud of the APWU’s accomplishments. We must remember that it took great determination; the gains were never given to us; we had to fight for everything we have today. The union’s institutional memory must pay tribute to all our members and, as they retire, they must not be forgotten. Without their efforts, we would not be here today.

The current and future retirees have paved the road to tomorrow, and as they retire most of these members show that they would like to play a vital role in our future. I hope that our locals will invite retirees to meetings and ask them to share some of their history. We have a wonderful history, and active members would be well served to hear the personal experiences of retirees.

Encourage your retirees to join the Retirees Department of APWU and to work toward establishing a chapter in your local. If you need information regarding the establishment of a APWU Retirees chapter, please call the national department at 202-842-8585 or 877-279-8669 (877-APWU NOW).

National Convention:
The delegates attending the conference in Philadelphia prioritized the legislative issues that they consider to be of great importance to current and future retirees:

Protection of federal Civil Service annuities.
Opposition to privatization that would adversely affect job security for postal workers.
Guaranteeing Social Security for current and future retirees.
Protection of health benefits.
Making healthcare more affordable.
Amending Section 125 of the federal tax code to allow pre-tax dollars to be put toward health care.
Repealing the Social Security Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions.
Legal permission for drugs made in the USA to be reimported.
Improving Medicare coverage.
Guaranteeing Medicare for current and future Retirees.
Supporting legislation that would provide for longterm care.

Retired National Officers:

The following former national officers were in attendance at the Retirees Conference held just before the national convention:

Sam Anderson (Special Delivery Messengers director);
Wallace Baldwin (Clerk Division assistant director);
Willie Bryant (Maintenance Division regional representative);
Alton Fouche (Maintenance Craft vice president); David Johnson Sr. (executive vice president);
Jim Lingberg (Maintenance Division director);
John P. Richards (Industrial Relations director); and
John R. Smith (Mailhandlers director and Retirees Department director).

Retiree(s) of the Year:
The Retirees Department asked each chapter to submit the names of members they would nominate as Retirees of the Year and we received 11 nominations.

Each of these members has made outstanding contributions to the union, the department, and their community. The following received Outstanding Retiree of the Year awards:

Samuel Anderson, Chicago Local (president)
John Donovan, San Diego Area Local
George Hendricks, Western Michigan Area Local
David Johnson Sr., Omaha Area Local
Donald Ross, Chicago Local (president, Retirees chapter)
William Scott, Chicago Local
Valentine Serpico, Broward County (FL) Area Local
Beverly Shealy, Cleveland Area Local (president, Retirees)
Paul Snider, Toledo Area Local.

The following pair received Retiree of the Year awards:

Wallace Baldwin Jr., Atlanta Metro Area Local (president, Retirees chapter), and active member of the Fulton County Office of Aging, the Community Affordable Housing group, and the Georgia Military and Federal Employees Coalition;

and Jack Gose, Suncoast Area Local (president, Retirees chapter) and vice president, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans.

2007 STATE RETIREE CHAPTER CREATES NEW ONLINE WEBSITE, "RETIREE PARADISE!"

NEW RETIREE WEBSITE LAUNCHED!

An innovative daily Retiree Newsletter publication, “21st Century APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, AFL-CIO, News Official Website Online,” was launched on November 15, 2006 to serve over 3,000 APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter active and retiree dues paying members and their families residing in the State of Florida zip code 320 thru 349 and wherever they move out of state.

New policies grandfathered in from the National APWU Retirees Department implemented in October, 2006 require that any APWU Retiree member paying $24.00 year or $2.00 month to the National APWU Retirees Department in Washington, D.C. must be listed as a Chapter member from the APWU Local Union they were a member of prior to retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE IN THE WORLD! The only exception would be if they requested in writing to be transferred to a Retiree Chapter in the state where they have moved to, such as Florida!

Jack Gose, President of the State Retiree Chapter, is the first Editor of the new Retiree Newsletter Website Online named “RETIREE PARADISE.” The State Retiree Chapter Constitution & By-Laws address the need for a Retiree Editor to communicate and share information with APWU active and retiree members and their families, and the website was created FREE using Blogger Beta by Jack Gose online at
www.retireeparadise.blogspot.com in response to the new generation Universe we call Home! It feels great to live in Florida!

Our APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter Online Newsletter leads the nation in new ideas, and is a Proud member of the APWU National Postal Press Association, Florida Postal Press Association, and Florida Alliance for Retired Americans. The State Retiree Chapter was chartered in March, 2002 and this fantastic original Retiree website is a Work in Progress for anyone who expresses a Labor of Love, What Unionism is All About. No State APWU Retiree union dues to pay!
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You will find many interesting Retiree articles and photos on this new website to titillate your imagination. If you have any questions or comments concerning RETIREE PARADISE, contact Jack Gose, President and Editor, at my home phone 727-343-2998 or E-mail me at www.jak.gose@excite.com with your articles, suggestions, or requests. I have Verizon Freedom package 24/7 in the United States and DSL with Yahoo Blogger Beta style! I Love You!
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Jack Gose, President

2006 NATIONAL APWU RETIREE AMENDMENTS ADOPTED!

FLASH NOTICE: The below synopsis of Retiree resolutions adopted by elected Delegates at previous National APWU Biennial Conventions only includes articles and sections where the name "Retiree(s)" appear. To review a up-to-date complete unabridged copy of the National APWU Constitution and By-Laws, go online to www.apwu.org and click on Secretary-Treasurer Department in the pull down menu, and click on the word Constitution located on the left sidebar! (Editor)
ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTIVES.
Section 12. (Page 3) The APWU shall encourage the formation of state and area local/local retiree chapters of the APWU Retirees Department in every state and territory of the United States, in order that all APWU dues-paying retirees and their families shall have access to state and area local/local APWU Retirees Department chapters to continue to fight for those issues which affect APWU members, retirees, and their families. (* Resolution submitted by Jack Gose, Suncoast Area Local #1228 of Florida, and adopted by Delegates at National APWU Convention held in Minneapolis, MN on Wed., Aug. 14, 2002)
ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP.
Section 4 (c). (Page 4) Members of this union who retire from employment in an APWU bargaining unit may maintain full membership with all rights of such membership by continuing to pay full per capita taxes to the APWU plus whatever local dues may be required by their local union. They shall receive a ballot from the division they last served while on active duty.
Retirees whose APWU full dues/per capita payments have lapsed, due to extenuating circumstances, may appeal for reinstatement to the APWU National Secretary-Treasurer, providing supporting documentation and accompanied by written verification by the local president and secretary-treasurer. The APWU Retirees Department Director shall review retiree appeals for full dues membership reinstatement, report a recommendation to the APWU National Secretary-Treasurer who shall present the appeal, findings, and recommendation to the National Executive Board for a final determination.
(d) (Page 4 & 5) As an alternative, such retirees shall have an option to choose to maintain full National membership with the National APWU only, by paying full National per capita taxes to the APWU plus Twenty-four ($24.00) Dollars to the APWU Retirees Department, and shall be accorded full voting rights in National Officers Election in accordance with existing provisions of the Constitution. (* Resolution No. 1 addition submitted by Jack Gose, Suncoast Area Local #1228, APWU and APWU of Florida, amended and adopted by the elected Delegates at the National APWU Convention held in Los Angeles, CA on Wed., Aug. 25, 2004)
Retirees who pay full dues to the national and local state organizations shall be permitted to vote during contract ratification. (* Resolution addition submitted by Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union and adopted by the elected Delegates at the National APWU Convention held in Philadelphia, PA on Wed., Aug. 16, 2006)
(e) (Page 5) All retirees who desire to become members of the APWU Retirees Department shall pay Twenty-Four Dollars ($24.00) per year per capita tax to the National Union. Such retirees shall elect the Retirees Department Director (Resolution ref Retirees Dept. Director election amended and adopted by the elected Delegates at National APWU Convention held in Philadelphia, PA on Wed., Aug. 16, 2006) and five (5) delegates to the national convention. The Retirees Department Director and each Retiree National Convention Delegate will have a voice and one (1) vote at the national convention. The five (5) Retiree National Convention Delegates shall be paid necessary expenses to attend the national convention. (*Original Resolution submitted, amended, and adopted by the elected Delegates at the National APWU Convention held in Detroit, MI on Wed., Aug. 17, 1994)
ARTICLE 8 - DEPARTMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES.
Section 11. (Page 15) Director, APWU Retirees Department. The Director, APWU Retirees Department, shall be responsible for the Department. He/she shall be charged with the responsibility of directing the objectives of the department, but not limited to: legislative and political activity, administering retirement educational programs, organizing new Retirees Department members and Local and State Retiree Chapters, to service the needs of the retired members and their survivors, and such other duties as may be assigned to him/her. He/she shall work under the direction of the President. His/her salary shall be Eighty-Nine Thousand One Hundred Seventy-Six Dollars and No Cents ($89,176.00) per annum, plus expenses.
ARTICLE 11 - NOMINATIONS.
Section 2 (m). (Page 23 & 26) Candidates for Director, APWU Retirees Department and Retiree National Convention Delegate must be members in good standing of the APWU Retirees Department, paying Twenty-Four Dollars ($24.00) per year per capita tax to the national union. A member of the APWU Retirees Department in good standing may request a nominating petition and may nominate himself or herself or any other member in good standing of the APWU Retirees Department to be a candidate for Director, APWU Retirees Department, and he/she will be elected by members of the APWU Retirees Department nationwide, or a candidate for Retiree National Convention Delegate for the region that he/she will represent, and he/she will be elected from that region. Members in good standing who are nominated by others and are not self-nominated, will be notified that they have been so nominated and must agree in writing to accept the nomination before their names can be placed on the ballot.
Section 3 (a). (Page 26) Any eligible member may secure an official petition from the Secretary-Treasurer on May 1 through June 1 of the election year. Such petitions will be duplicated by each candidate at his/her own expense and must be received no later than June 15 at 5 p.m. at a box designated by the Secretary-Treasurer. Candidates shall provide in such petitions a certification signed by them, stating: "I am a member in good standing of the ______Division." "I am employed by __________." "The title of my job is __________." "I am retired:____________." "I am not retired." Candidates for Director, APWU Retirees Department and Retiree National Convention Delegate shall certify that they are members in good standing of the APWU Retirees Department and are not employed by the United States Postal Service.
(d) (Page 27) In the event of the death of a nominee for any office or Retiree National Convention Delegate, the National Executive Board shall be empowered, in its own discretion, to take such action consistent with federal laws as it deems necessary, including but not limited to, the holding of new nominations and election for the affected office(s).
ARTICLE 12 - ELECTION PROCESS.
Section 4 (a). (Page 28) Write-in votes shall not be valid, counted or considered. Any unopposed candidate duly-qualified by nominating petition for office or Retiree National Convention Delegate, after nomination petitions have been closed, shall be declared elected, and his/her name shall not appear on the ballot.
Section 7. (Page 29) National Officers and Retiree National Convention Delegates shall be elected by mail ballot of the members for a three (3) year period, effective November 1 of the election year.
ARTICLE 16 - FISCAL YEAR, REVENUES, AND CHARTERS.
Section 2 (i). (Page 43) Local Retiree Chapters chartered to be engaged in APWU Retirees Department Programs shall receive forty percent (40%) of the annual retiree per capita tax per retiree member of that local chapter. State Retiree Chapters will receive forty percent (40%) of the annual retiree per capita tax per retiree member of that State Retiree Chapter who does not belong to a Local Retiree Chapter. (*Resolution addition submitted by Michigan Postal Workers Union and adopted by the elected Delegates at the National APWU Convention held in Los Angeles, CA on Wed., Aug. 21, 1996)
State Retiree Chapters shall receive twenty percent (20%) of the National Per Capita per Retired Member in that state, once fifty percent (50%) or more of the state retiree membership has been organized and chartered into Local Retiree Chapters by the National APWU. (* Resolution sentence addition was submitted by Jack Gose, APWU of Florida, and adopted by the elected Delegates at the National APWU Convention held in Philadelphia, PA on Wed., Aug. 16, 2006)
Ten (10) or more APWU Retirees Department members, residing within local or area local geographical jurisdiction, may form a Local Retiree Chapter. (* Resolution sentence addition was submitted by Jack Gose, Suncoast Area Local #1228 of Florida, APWU of California, and Michigan Postal Workers Union and adopted by the elected Delegates at the National APWU Convention held in Minneapolis, MN on Wed., Aug. 14, 2002)
There will be an establishment of membership jurisdiction procedures which allows for a retired member residing outside the zip code representation jurisdiction of their home APWU Local from which they retired, the option of assigning their Local Retiree Chapter membership and forty percent (40%) annual dues rebate to their home Local Retiree Chapter.

2006 ANCIENT WEBMASTER LIFE STORY!

Jack Gose, Editor and Webmaster of 21st Century APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, AFL-CIO, Official News Online Website office is located at 6839 1/2 Park Street South, South Pasadena, Pinellas County, along the Gulf of Mexico, Florida 33707-2123, Retiree Paradise, U.S.

Jack Gose is a survivor in many ways, born in 1928 on a farm in rural southwestern Tazewell County, Va. during the Great Depression era. Returning from Pacific area in World War II, he graduated from college and married his sweetheart, Patsy Jean Cowan, on Sept. 15, 1951.
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They have 3 living sons and 3 grandchildren. Jack is a Lifetime Member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Am Vets, and the American Legion. He loves to organize new programs and innovative projects, setting up a solid foundation with an organization constitution and by-laws which will weather the years.
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He believes change is needed in Legislation and Politics, to balance the best interests of the American people!
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2006 ORIGINAL RETIREE WEBSITE!

www.apwuflorida.org
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2006 LABELS FOR RETIREE ARTICLES!

APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER 11-15-2006 (1)
APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER 11-25-2006 (1)
APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER 11-26-2006 (3)
APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER 11-27-2006 (6)
APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER 12-11-2006 (5)
APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER 5-10-2006 (2)
FLORIDA POSTAL WORKER Apr 2004 (1)
FLORIDA POSTAL WORKER Apr 2005 (1)
FLORIDA POSTAL WORKER Apr 2006 (1)
FLORIDA POSTAL WORKER Aug 2003 (1)
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SRC News Mar-Apr 2005 (2)
SRC News May-Aug 2003 (1)
SRC News May-Aug 2006 (3)
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2006 RETIREE PARADISE LAYOUT INDEX:

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2006 FLORIDA CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP ALIVE!
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2006 SHOWING RECOGNITION FOR CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP AT...
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2006 WELCOME TO NEW TAMPA AREA LOCAL #259 RETIREE ...
2005 MEET MY FRIEND, MR. SAPO (SPANISH FROG)!
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2005 JACK GOSE MEETS PRESIDENT JOHN SWEENEY!
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2006 21ST CENTURY APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER, AFL-CIO, OFFICIAL NEWS ONLINE WEBSITE!

"From Rags to Riches and Fame to Fortune, Sergeant-at-Arms Jack Gose, age 75, works with Los Angeles, CA. Police to clear downtown streets ahead of 3,000 American Postal Worker Union, AFL-CIO Delegates, led by APWU President Bill Burrus, demonstrating in support of the Local 11 Hotel Workers Union (UNITE-HERE) Struggle for a Fair Contract on Tue., Aug. 24, 2004 during afternoon rush hour traffic."

2006-2008 LINKS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY!

APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, AFL-CIO, South Pasadena, FL.
21st Century Postal Worker
American Association of Retired Persons, Wash., D.C. (World's Largest Circulation Magazine)
American Legion Hq (2.7 million members in 15,000 posts), Indianapolis, IN
American Veteran (aka AmVet, 1.5 million members in 1300 posts), Lanham, MD.
Disabled American Veterans (1.4 million members in 2,000 posts), Cincinnati, OH.
Florida AFL-CIO Hq., Tallahassee, FL
Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Inc., Wellington, FL. (220,000 members)
Gene Maudlin (the Wizard of Laughter), Wilsonville, OR.
Governor Charlie Crist, Tallahassee, FL
Medicare, U.S. Government, Wash., D.C.
Mr. Sapo (Spanish Frog) Fantastico Info Look Up
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Wash., D.C. (400,000 members)
National AFL-CIO Hq., Wash., D.C.
National Alliance for Retired Americans, Wash., D.C. (3.2 million members)
National APWU Hq., Wash., D.C. (220,000 members)
National Association of Letter Carriers Hq., Wash., D.C. (220,000 members)
National Council to Protect Social Security & Medicare, Wash., D.C.
National Democratic Party, Wash., D.C.
National Reform Party of U.S.A., Abilene, TX.
National Republican Party, Wash., D.C.
Office of Personnel Management, Boyers, PA
One Across Crossword Puzzle Answers (Cryptograms, Anagrams, & Reference Info)
Postal Reporter (Popular Info Site Updated Daily)
Social Security Administration, Wash., D.C.
Suncoast Area Local #1228, APWU, Pinellas Park, FL
The White House, Wash., D.C. (President of the United States)
U. S. Government Department of Veterans Affairs, Wash., D.C.
U. S. Government Health & Human Services, Wash., D.C.
U.S. Government Administration on Aging, Wash., D.C.
U.S. Government Gateway to over 100 Federal Agencies, Wash., D.C.
U.S. Government Official Web Portal, Wash., D.C.
Union Label & Service Trades Dept., Wash., D.C.
United States House of Representatives, Wash., D.C.
United States Senate, Wash., D.C.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (2.4 million members in 9,000 posts), Kansas City, MO.
Worldwide Senior Net Computer Learning Centers, San Francisco, CA.

2006 STATE RETIREE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE BOARD

President and Editor: Jack Gose,

6839 Park Street South, South Pasadena, FL 33707,

Home Tel. 727-343-2998, E-mail: jak.gose@excite.com

Vice President: Valentine Serpico,

2701 Middle River Drive, #1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306,

Home Tel: 954-396-4217

Secretary-Treasurer: Mario G. Miceli,

2034 Los Lomas Drive, Clearwater, FL 33763,

Home Tel: 727-446-4781

Legislative Director: David Bernstein,

2616 South Toronto Street, Tampa, FL 33629,

Home Tel: 813-839-4233

Health Plan Director: J.C. Wise,

4018 West Fig Street, Tampa, FL 33629,

Home Tel: 813-289-0382

Benefits & Organization Director: Elizabeth Cramer,

1420 Chickapea Cove, Blairsville, GA 30512

Home Tel: 706-835-2635

Trustee: Charlie Redd,

1822 Baylor Court, Cocoa, FL 32922,

Home Tel: 321-632-2898

Trustee: Pedro Torres,

8400 S.W. 181st Street, Miami, FL 33157,

Home Tel: 305-251-7938

Historian: John Sardin, Jr.,

6116 - 25th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710,

Home Tel: 727-347-5687



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