Retiree get together!
Old Country Buffett,
Roseville 11:00 October 21, 2015
November 18, 2015 11:00 a.m.
2261 Waters Drive
St Paul, MN 55120
Speaker: Peter Rachleff
Sandwiches will be served!
At the last meeting of the St. Paul Local Retiree’s
several questions were raised about the security breach regarding current and former government employees. Based on a letter
received by one of the members present, I have been able to do some research regarding the investigations of the Office of
Personnel Management (OPM) and what OPM is doing to notify those affected and to prevent additional breaches.
According to my research, one of the things being done by OPM in addition to written notification
to affected current and former employees is to offer credit monitoring service and identity fraud protection and fraud resolution.
Affected individuals will be offered credit monitoring service through CSID. All potentially affected individuals will receive
a complimentary subscription to CSID Protector Plus for 18 months. All potentially affected individuals, whether or not they
take individual action to enroll, are covered until 12/7/2016. Additional information is available at www.csid.com/OPM or
by calling 1-844-777-2743. International callers may call collect at 512-327-0705.
Some tipsDo not provide personal information in response to emails or telephone calls. Several scam attempts have been reported
since the security breach.If you receive a written notification regarding the security
breach, please check it out with OPM before responding.Request a free credit report at
www.AnnualCreditReport.com. You are entitled to one free report per year from each of
the major credit bureaus; Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion for a total of three. The FTC has a web site that can be used to report problems www.identitytheft.gov. You can also place a fraud alert on your credit file which
will cause the notification to you if someone tries to open a new account in your name, by calling TransUnion 1-800-680-7289.
TransUnion will then notify the other credit services.We are planning to have guest speakers
at future meetings. Some topics of interest to the group are, labor history, veteran’s affairs, and of course.. politics;
especially political effects on social security, Medicare and security of our retirement benefits.
As retirees we are no longer prohibited from political activities. We can do a lot to help ensure
the survival of the Postal Service as well as to protect our retirement benefits. If we don’t fight to protect our retirement
benefits as well as our pay, then we can’t blame the loss of same on anyone but ourselves.We will provide information you need if you choose to get politically active; however, we will not try to coerce you
into anything you don’t want to do.
Please come join us. The Chapter
meets every other month on the 3rd Wednesday at 11 AM. The next meeting will be on September 16th at the Local’s office on Waters Drive.
If you need directions, please call the union office at 651-778-1642. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our meetings are lively; we get some work done and we catch up on our post retirement lives, but most
important we have a good time. It really is good to see old friends. I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
Lola Reed Langford, Chapter President
Thanks to Pat Mc Carty and Dan Blees, the Retirees Chapter of the St. Paul Area Local is alive and well. Pat’s
dedicated service since the Chapter was formed has been outstanding. Because of him, the Chapter survived some pretty rough
As the newly elected Chapter President, I look forward to his continued support, along with the support
of the folks who have continued to attend meetings since the Chapter was formed. Dan Blees was recently elected Treasurer, and Joe Marino
was recently elected Secretary of the Chapter.
I would like to extend an invitation to all the Local’s retired members to come
The Chapter meets every other month on the 3rd Wednesday at 11 AM. The next meeting will be on July 15th
at the Local’s office on Waters Street. Our meetings are lively; we get some work done and we catch
up on our post retirement lives, but most important we have a good time. It really is good to see old friends.
President Elkerton is available
to bring us up to date on happenings in the Post Office and in the Congress. As retirees we are no longer prohibited from political
activities and can even campaign for candidates we choose to support. We can do a lot to help ensure the survival of the Postal
Service as well as to protect our retirement benefits that current postal employees cannot do. If we don’t fight to
protect our retirement benefits as well as our pay, then we can’t blame the loss of same on anyone but ourselves.
We will provide
information you need if you choose to get politically active; however, we will not try to coerce you into anything you don’t
want to do.
forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
the following links are a letter the Chapter received from Judy
Beard at APWU Headquarters. We will discuss the letter at the November 19th meeting.
Judy Beard Page 1
Judy Beard Page 2
Judy Beard Page 3
Helpful Links for Retired Members
you haven’t paid your 2014 dues yet, they are now due!IF you have the death benefit, the yearly dues are $18.00.If you just want membership, but not the death benefit, your
dues are $12.00 a year! Thanks for staying a member of your union!
Congratulations New Retirees!!!
The St Paul Area Local
APWU Retirees Chapter wants to
congratulate and extend best wishes to all our new retirees. “Retirement is a time to quit living at work and begin working at living”.
We also invite you to continue your national APWU membership as a retiree at an annual fee of $36. This will allow you to receive updates and info
from “The American Postal Worker” magazine and automatically makes you a member of our local Social / Rec Chapter.
To contact the retiree's chapter you may email email@example.com.
If you need to contact the Local about dues or any other related question, please call us at 651-778-1637