In any situation, the winning ingredient is not necessarily right or wrong. The party that wields the greatest power usually prevails. Many of us 1245 retirees, either due to a lack of interest or because we just don’t understand our importance, do not get involved. If retirees understood the power they possess to influence change, they would be unstoppable. The IBEW 1245 Retirees Club is the instrument for creating this power.
Because power intensifies with increased members, It takes all of us. The work is not easy, but it is necessary. If you cherish the economic freedom you have in retirement, become involved with other 1245 Retirees.
The reason and the benefit for retirees joining together is to develop the power to protect our retirement security. Yes, it will place an additional burden on you in your retirement, but think about how you obtained your pension. It was a collective effort by former union members that are no longer with us. The sacrifice of these heroes made it happen many years ago. It was the ‘POWER’ of our sisters and brothers from another time that fought for and gained *our* retirement security. Their influence is still felt today as we continue to exert our power to say ‘no’ to any retirement take-aways and to improve our economic footprint. Your presence is needed to fight attempts at dismantling the economic security of retirees and working people. You don’t belong on the sidelines. You can fully enjoy your retirement, while adding to the power of retired union members.
While we live in a time of tremendous wealth and income inequality, we are unique in the retirement security we enjoy. Each of us has the ability to protect this security not only for us, but for our children and grandchildren. We must take control of our inherent power and not be afraid to use it. The value you offer is the power you create as you become an actively involved Retirees Club member. This increased strength will insure we are not the last generation with retirement security. Learn more about the Retirees Club here.
— Bill Wallace, IBEW 1245 North Bay Retirees Club