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Retiree organizations

Retired union members can stay active in the labor movement through their retiree organizations. These groups provide opportunities for social interaction and mobilize retirees around issues of particular concern, such as the high cost of prescription drugs.

Updated 2/1/2017

Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council: Next meeting February 16, 2017. The next meeting of the Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council, AFL-CIO will be Thursday, February 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the United Labor Centre, 312 Central Ave., Room 219. We will validate parking at the St. Anthony Public Parking Ramp (at the corner of 2nd St. SE and University Ave. SE), across University from the United Labor Centre building. Just park and when you come to the meeting we will give you a parking voucher.

The Council welcomes retirees and retiree groups from all unions.
For more information about the Council, contact Graeme Allen, community and political organizer for the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, at 612-321-5672 or e-mail graeme@minneapolisunions.org.

ATU Local 1005 Retirees: Meet North, South, and St. Paul
Here is the schedule for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 retiree meetings: Minneapolis North: Second Tuesday of each month, 8:30 a.m., Coon Rapids VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd. (one block south of Hanson Blvd.) Note: the Coon Rapids VFW is the new meeting location, beginning in September and continuing forward. Minneapolis South: First Wednesday of each month, 8:00 a.m., VFW Post 5555, 6715 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield. St. Paul: Second Wednesday of each month, 12 noon, Mattie’s, 365 N. Concord St., South St. Paul.

CWA Local 7200 Retirees: No meeting until April
The Retired Members Club of Communications Workers of America Local 7200 will not meet during January, February or March. For more information, call the CWA Local 7200 hall at 612-722-7200.

IBEW Local 292 Retirees: ‘Senior Sparkies’ meet February 14
The IBEW Local 292 Retirees — “Senior Sparkies”— will meet Tuesday, February 14 at the United Labor Centre, 312 Central Avenue, Minneapolis, in the Guy Alexander Conference Room (second floor). Refreshments will be at 12:00 noon. The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. We will be having a guest speaker.
Save the date:
• Saturday, February 11, 2017 union Snowball dinner and dance.
• Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Retirees’ Treasure Island Casino bus trip.
For more information, contact the IBEW Local 292 office at 612-379-1292

Pipefitters Local 539 Retirees: ‘Fazed Out Fitters’ meet third Wednesday Pipefitters Local 539 retirees — the “Fazed Out Fitters” — meet the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at Elsie’s, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis. New members welcome.

Plumbers Local 15 Retirees: Meet the third Tuesday of each month
All retired Plumbers Local 15 members are invited to attend retiree meetings, continuing the third Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar & Bowling Center, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis (corner of Marshall and 8th Ave.). For more information, contact the Plumbers Local 15 office at 612-333-8601.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 Retirees: ‘Rusty Tinners’ not meeting until March
The Sheet Metal Workers Local 10’s “Rusty Tinners” retirees club will not meet in January or February. The next meeting will be March 14. For more information, contact Paul Lesch at 651-433-3748.

U of M Facilities Management and Maintenance Retirees: Meet last Tuesday of month
Retirees from the University of Minnesota Maintenance Department meet the last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast at Elsie’s, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis. If your union local’s retirees group wishes to list your meeting notices here, please contact the Labor Review at 612-379-4725 or e-mail laborreview@minneapolisunions.org.




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