MINNESOTA RETIREE COUNCIL
State Retiree Council Officers, left to right: Russ Thornell, Treasurer; Louise Sundin, Vice President; Charlie Rike, Corresponding Secretary; Mary Sansom, Recording Secretary; Ken McInnis, President.
WHAT WE DO
The Minnesota State Retiree Council, AFL-CIO, is the umbrella organization of union retiree clubs and local unions with retirees. It provides retired union members and spouses official representation within the Minnesota AFL-CIO and enables retired trade unionists to speak with a unified voice on public policy issues. The Council works with affiliated organizations to coordinate joint activities. For more details on the structure and governance, select from these options:
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…
Union retiree organizations and local unions, including retirees, affiliate with the State Council.
Every affiliate is entitled to a member on the Board of Directors and to send delegates to conventions and conferences. Officers and board members are elected by these delegates.
The Board meets ten times each year. They plan activities to achieve convention priorities. See strategic plan for details.
The Council is an affiliate of the Minnesota AFL-CIO and is entitled to delegates and alternates to state federation conventions.
Retirees, through the Council, further participate by having the Retiree Council President serve as a Minnesota AFL-CIO Vice President. For more details, see the By-Laws.