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    In Memory

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 180

    Gilbert C. Ybarra, Clerk Craft National Business Agent for the San Francisco Region, passed away Oct. 2, following a motorcycle accident.

    Ybarra was a member of the California Area Local and was an outspoken advocate for his co-workers and the APWU.

    “We are deeply saddened by Gilbert’s tragic death,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Our hearts are with his family.”



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    Thousands of Alliance Members Join Tele-Town Hall Calls with Candidates

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    More than 6,000 Alliance members dialed in Monday night on a tele-town hall conference call with Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with several of the activists asking Sen. Hagan questions. Seniors advocate Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of the musical group Sha Na Na and North Carolina AFL-CIO President James Andrews also spoke on behalf of Sen. Hagan during the call. “I will vote against turning Medicare into a voucher program every day of the week, if that’s what it takes,” Sen. Hagan said.



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    APWU President to Appear on Radio Oct. 3

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 179

    APWU President Mark Dimondstein will speak with Bill Fetcher on his radio program Arise! on  WPFW FM in Washington, DC,  on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 9 a.m. EDT. To listen live on the web, click here.



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    APWU Backs Retirees’ Demand to Re-Open Social Security Offices

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 178

    APWU President Mark Dimondstein spoke at a rally sponsored by the Alliance for Retired Americans on Oct. 2, as the  group delivered petitions with more than 700,000 signatures demanding that the Social Security Administration reopen field offices. The agency recently closed offices nationwide.



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    Powell Addresses Black Women's Round Table

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 177

    APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell discussed the important role postal banking could play in ending predatory lending in poor and minority communities, where many residents don’t have bank accounts.



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