Local 924 Retirees
Discuss Labor Party,
Campaign to Defend
|A few of the approximately 230
retirees and guests who enjoyed the Local 924 Retirees' Association's ninth annual
The ninth annual UE Local 924 retirees luncheon on Oct. 6 heard reports on
the Labor Party and the unions 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
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.