CBTU retirees are a valuable resource to our organization and the community. More than ever before, our retirees are enjoying longer and more fruitful years. Their many years of experience and knowledge, both as union members and within the CBTU family has played an important role in continuing our growth and influence within the labor movement. CBTU retirees have also been at the forefront of mentoring new leaders who will ensure the sustainability of CBTU.
The CBTU Retiree Committee is a group of senior advocates who advocate on behalf of the senior movement from a black and minority perspective. The committee was founded by the late William “Bill” Simmons (AFT) and the late Oliver Montgomery (USW), both of whom served as members of the senior advisory committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The CBTU Retiree’s Conference takes place annually on the Wednesday prior to the opening day of the CBTU Conference. During the conference, we seek to update retiree conference attendees on the latest information regarding legislation such as Social Security, Medicare and other issues impacting seniors. Past conference topics have included, but are not limited to, The Importance of CBTU Retiree Engagement, Social Security, Medicare, Elder Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and Exercise for Seniors.
Chairs: Donald Afflick & David Claxton
Conference Coordinator: Carolyn J. Williams [email protected]
Protect and expand Social Security so it can continue to be there for current and future generations
To strengthen and expand Social Security and increase its benefits
Support legislation lowering the price of prescription drugs
Oppose raising the age requirement for social security, because it is unfair to African Americans and other minorities
Expose the culturally biased age decisions of social security, Medicare, managed care and congressional officials, because they are based on information from mostly middle class, European-American healthy males.
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