The Retiree Council kiosk at the State Fair Labor Pavilion sported a new and spiffier look this year. With help from the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation Retiree Council, side panels for the kiosk were created urging “Organize” and “Save Our Security” and advertising “Fair Wages”, “Health Care”.
Volunteers from the Retiree Council, MRLF Retirees and the Teamsters “Save Our Pensions” group staffed the kiosk on Senior Days, Monday August 28 and Thursday August 31. Handouts included the “Scrap the Cap” wallet card, a new four-color brochure about the Retiree Council that was developed and printed with the MRLF Retirees and a “Save Our Pensions” piece from the Teamsters retirees.
We had more conversations with fair goers than ever before because we had so many volunteers working. Thanks to all those volunteers from MRLFRC, Teamsters, the Retiree Council and special thanks to Charlie Rike for heading up the Retiree Council State Fair effort.
(Photo: Tom Dwyer, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mary Sansom, Myron and Deb Drellack talk federal issues)