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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.

Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council
Next regular meeting in September
The Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council, AFL-CIO plans no regular membership meetings for July and August, but committees will be meeting. The next regular monthly meeting of the Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council, AFL-CIO will be in September.

For more information about the Council, contact Graeme Allen, community and political organizer for the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, at 612-481-2144 or email [email protected],

ATU Local 1005 Retirees
Meet First Wednesday of each Month
The Southside Retirees of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 are now meeting for breakfast the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at the Richfield VFW, 6715 Lake Shore Drive South, Richfield.

Carpenters Retirees
Meet Last Thursday of each Month
Carpenters Retirees meet the last Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters union hall, 710 Olive Street, St. Paul. Lunch follows the meeting.

IBEW Local 292 Retirees
‘Senior Sparkies’ will meet August 8
The IBEW Local 292 Retirees — “Senior Sparkies” — will meet Tuesday, August 8 at IBEW Local 292’s union hall, 6700 West Broadway Ave. in Brooklyn Park. A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. We will be having a guest speaker.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., we will be having a two-hour summer boat ride on the St. Croix River.  Additional information was mailed.

Thursday, August 10, the Local 292 Retirees summer picnic will take place at Local 292’s union hall. Social Hour starts at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, contact the IBEW Local 292 office at 612-379-1292.

Minneapolis Retired Teachers, Chapter 59:
Meetings resume in the fall
The Minneapolis Retired Teachers, Chapter 59 will be taking a summer break. Future meeting dates for 2023-2024 include: September 26, October 24, November 28 (tentative), January 23, February 27, March 26, April 23, May 28 or 29. The January through March meetings will be via Zoom. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

Pipefitters Local 539 Retirees
‘Fazed Out Fitters’ meet Third Wednesday of each Month
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 12 noon at Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar & Bowling Center, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis (corner of Marshall and 8th Ave.). For more information, contact the Local 15 office at 612-333-8601.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 Retirees
‘Rusty Tinners’ take summer break
The Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 “Rusty Tinners” retirees club will be taking a summer break. Meetings will resume in September. For more information, contact Frank Costa at 651-484-1363.

U of M Facilities Management and Maintenance Retirees:
Meet Last Tuesday of each Month
Retirees from the University of Minnesota Maintenance Department have resumed meeting the last Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at Elsie’s, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis. New retirees welcome!

If your union retiree group is meeting in-person or online, and you want to share that information, or if you have other important announcements, contact the editor at [email protected] or 612-715-2667.

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