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As We Chart Our Course Into 2017

As we enter 2017 I would like to wish our members, our GMP employees and all of your families a happy, healthy and successful New Year. With the Holiday and New Year celebrations behind us we now turn our attention to the work that faces us in 2017. There is much work to do in 2017. It will be a year full of promise and challenges. This is a transition year for the GMP itself. We will be deeply engaged this year in the process of preparing for our formal merger with the USW, which occurs on January 1, 2018. While some of our members have already engaged with the USW as participants in its various programs, others will get to participate with our staff at the upcoming USW Convention in April. The USW Convention promises to be an educational experience for all of us and we are looking forward to building on the relationships that will serve our members well for decades to come. A principal focus of the GMP at the USW Convention will be to lay the groundwork for our vision for the GMP Council. We are excited to begin that process.

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