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August 2016

2016 NATIONAL CONVENTION IN FULL SWING

HOGROGIAN, GARDNER RE-ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION
VPS SAPP AND WILKIN ALSO RE-ELECTED
VPS PEPPERS AND SANTOS RETIRING
MAIL BALLOT ELECTIONS FOR 3 REGIONAL
VICE PRESIDENTS TO BE HELD THIS FALL

As this bulletin is being prepared, the NPMHU’s 2016 National Convention is in full swing, as 288 delegates representing all 37 Local Unions have joined forces in Chicago, Illinois to chart the future of the NPMHU.

On its first day, before National President Hogrogian officially called the Convention to order, the delegates heard welcome remarks from June Harris, President of Local 306 in Chicago and LIUNA Great Lakes Regional Manager Terry Healy. Both sung the city’s praises as “the most beautiful in the world” and “a great union town,” and urged the delegates to get out and explore.

The keynote speaker of the morning was LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan. His speech contained much praise for the Mail Handler craft and the NPMHU: “If it’s
a fight you want, with the Mail Handlers it’s a goddamn war,” O’Sullivan bellowed to a standing ovation. “Your LIUNA brothers are proud as hell of you.” O’Sullivan also focused on National politics and LIUNA’s endorsement of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Not only is she “a staunch defender of the right to organize,” he said, but she is an extremely qualified candidate for President. He also noted that Secretary Clinton is engaged in a race against a volatile opponent, one who is dangerous, unqualified, and wholly anti-Union. “I say Trump is a chump,” said O’Sullivan. “It’s time,
with all due respect, to cut the bull; damn, it’s time to elect Hillary.”

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