New retiree leaders build union strength

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Members of CUB's Retiree Chapter recently attended AFT's annual New Retiree Leader Seminar. (Pictured are CUB Retiree Chapter President Laverne Foster and member Donald Morris, with Ruby Strickland from Orange County Florida CTA.)

The annual seminar is an opportunity for leaders of newer chapters to talk about how to engage members so that they will be more active in their chapters, and to learn how to build connections with both active members and the community. The goal is to help retirees to continue their support and work with their local union, says Lauren Luchi, manager of the AFT's retirees department. "Our AFT retiree members mobilize because relationships matter. They are a golden untapped resource for our union and they are extremely loyal and fearless," says Luchi.

Working together, we can accomplish so much more. Thanks for all that you do!