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Union Retirees to Pound the Pavement for EFCA

Retired workers from the Communications Workers of America union have paid their dues (both literally and figuratively) and are now gearing up for their next job: political operative. A CWA VP, Ralph Maly, explains that CWA retirees are crucial to the passage of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act not only for their potential for grassroots outreach, but also as voters:

There is no question in my mind that retirees play a critical role in getting the Employee Free Choice Act and a national health care policy passed in Congress. Retirees make things happen and their continued support is a must for the survival of the labor movement.

Apparently your obligations to your union do not end with your retirement.

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