SMART Transportation Division National Legislative Director John Risch addressed the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on May 21, touching on the current national political climate and the need for retirees to step up to protect what is rightfully theirs amid renewed attacks on unions.
“What is happening in D.C. is what I call ‘an erosion of civility,'” Risch told attendees at NARVRE’s 41st Biennial Convention at the Hilton Garden Inn. “Add to that erosion the closeness of the numbers in each house of Congress, and you have a keen focus on the next election, not a keen focus on what’s right for our country.”
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August W. “Whitey” Westphal, age 91, of North Ridgeville, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus following a sudden illness.
NARVRE Staying in Touch with Railroad Retirees
We are indeed pleased to begin our monthly submissions again in the new Facebook effort of NARVRE. Needless to say this new effort to communicate with Railroad Retirees, NARVRE Members or not, will enhance the total membership of our organization. As you are no doubt aware communication is so important to the success of any program which represents a large group of people whether they are young or older. In fact I am so excited when visiting with older retirees and have them point out; “I was watching C-Span and know just what you are talking about”. This makes our job easier too!!
Narvre’s 41st Biennial Convention May 20-22, 2018
An article by Mary David (former National Secretary/Treasurer).
A compelling source has checked out the information that was recently posted on this page, relative to reports that the Heritage Foundation had made an alarming statement to include Railroad Retirement. The following statements have been reported to NARVRE, and we will consider them worthy, while we continue to remain vigilant in protecting our railroad retirement system.
The Governing Board has voted to immediately suspend the current option Lifetime Memberships for Single and Couple members until the matter is resolved at the 2018 National Convention.
Railroad Retirement Benefits to Increase in 2015
2016 Pre-Retirement Seminars Sponsored by the Railroad Retirement Board
NARVRE is invited – See below for Instructions for attending the Spring Informational Conference Schedule Below.
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Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092 rrb.gov