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Local 924 Retirees
Discuss Labor Party,
Campaign to Defend
Social Security


UE Local 924 Retirees Gather ...  
A few of the approximately 230 retirees and guests who enjoyed the Local 924 Retirees' Association's ninth annual luncheon.

The ninth annual UE Local 924 retirees’ luncheon on Oct. 6 heard reports on the Labor Party and the union’s campaign to protect Social Security. Some 230 retirees and guests also enjoyed the food and fellowship.

The retired union members, who are former employees of the now-closed General Electric plant here, signed postcards to be sent to Washington demanding that Social Security be protected from privatization schemes. Delegates received copies of Retirement Accounts, a reprint of UE NEWS articles on Social Security and 401 (k) plans.

Treas. Leonard King, who reported on developments within UE, distributed literature on the Labor Party, and urged retirees to consider joining this new political effort.

Pres. Bill Kirchner reminded the attendees that a retirees’ meeting takes place the first Monday of every month at the Decatur Public Library. He urged anyone with insurance, pension or Medicare problems to seek assistance at these meetings.

The retirees’ association unanimously re-elected Pres. Kirchner, Vice Pres. Ray Teeple, Sec. Geraldine Bergman, Treas. King, Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Zeser and board members Ruby McCollough, Helen Miller, Thelma Whitaker, Merl Lovellete and Virginia Raudenbush.

UE News - 11/98

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