“Your Officers and Staff look forward to working together with the Convention Delegates to approve the merger, not to just grow larger, but to build power and a better future for our members.”
A look ahead to the 75th quadrennial convention
Soon I will have the privilege of convening our 75th Quadrennial
Convention. As you know, this will be a historic convention during
which the delegates will be asked to vote on a resolution approving the
merger of the GMP with the USW. The proposed merger agreement was the
result of a tremendous amount of hard work by our Merger Committee and
our Executive Board. We had the opportunity as an organization to discuss
and debate every provision of the proposed agreement. Indeed, every word
was discussed and debated. Over the course of our negotiations with the
USW virtually every goal which we had set out for a possible merger was
achieved. We will preserve the identity of the GMP. We will retain our staff
who will continue to serve our local unions. ...
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