Retirees plan action-oriented conference to build power, resist attacks

The Minnesota State Retiree Council and allied organizations will hold a conference May 6 entitled “Family Security and Retiree Power in a Time of Crisis,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Nurses Association, 345 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

Organizers plan an “action-oriented discussion about resisting attacks on affordable health care, our pensions and social safety net, and how we can organize for power to make them better.”

Robert Roach Jr., president of the Alliance for Retired Americans and former general secretary-treasurer of the Machinists union, will speak at the conference. [Read an interview with Roach about the ARA’s work and his participation in the May 6 conference here.]

The event includes lunch. Register at aflcio.mn/retirees17 or by calling 651-227-7647, ext. 121.

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