VAL SERPICO PRESENTS RETIREMENT AWARD PLAQUE TO JACK GOSE AT APWU OF FLA FALL SEMINAR IN W. PALM BCH HILTON FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO MEMBERSHIP AND APWU

Bill Burrus, President of the National APWU, from Washington, D.C. was the main invited guest speaker and offered a wake up call to a packed assembly of 250 Postal Workers by announcing "Your Job is at Stake" like never before in the history of the U.S. Postal Service. He urged everyone to exercise their right to vote in the Early Voting in Florida or on Tue., Nov. 4!

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New President Val Serpico, APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, AFL-CIO, from Fort Lauderdale, FL. is seated at the Retiree Honorary front table beside Sam Smith, Retiree Chapter member from West Palm Beach, FL. at the opening of the 3- day APWU of Florida Fall Seminar in the beautiful Palm Beach Hilton Hotel on Thur., Sept. 25, 2008. On the Podium is newly elected President Jack Baldwin from Key West, FL flanked by other members of the Executive Board Tony Neri, Maintenance Director, from Sarasota, Jeff Pearlman, Secretary-Treasurer, from Tallahassee, and John Olive, Director of Education, from Pensacola, FL. (Photo taken by Jack Gose, founding President of the APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, who retires effective October 1, 2008)
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Retiree Jay Arrieta, National APWU Retirees Department Instructor from Phoenix, AZ. conducted two separate classes on CSRS and FERS on Fri. and Sat., Sept. 26-27, 2008 in the Palm Beach Hilton Ballroom, West Palm Beach, FL. This was the largest class in attendance at the Fall Seminar with over 200 APWU active and retiree union dues members, spouses, and other family members and caregivers signing up for these Retirement classes. Jack Gose assisted Jay Arrieta by operating the slide projector on the big screen from his handicapped scooter. We Love All of You, APWU!

NATIONAL APWU 19TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION DELEGATES APPROVE INCREASE IN RETIREES PER CAPITA EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY, 2009

SPECIAL BULLETIN: CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION NO. 11 TO INCREASE RETIREE PER CAPITA FROM $2.00 TO $3.00 MONTHLY FOR OVER 40,000 APWU RETIREE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS WAS APPROVED BY OVER TWO-THIRDS (2/3) MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED DELEGATES AT THE 19TH NATIONAL APWU CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS, NV. ON WED., AUG. 20, 2008. THIS INCREASE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY, 2009.
The Resolved reads as follows, "Resolved, amend Article 3, Section 4 (e) to increase retirees per capita by one (1) dollar per month, this increase to be passed on in whole to existing local and state retiree chapters where they now exist or may be organized in the future. Where there are no retiree chapters in existence, the one (1) dollar increase shall be retained by the Retiree Department in an organizing fund to be disbursed solely for organizing activities by the Retiree Department.
This constitutional resolution was submitted by California Postal Workers Union, Oregon Postal Workers Union, Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union, Bridgeport Connecticut Area Local, CT., Des Moines Iowa Area Local, IA., and Pittsburgh Metro Area Local, PA.

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