David Keicher Retires: David Keicher, Director of Affiliate and Federation Outreach in the AFL-CIO Campaigns Department, is retiring after 43 years in the labor movement. “What I remember and cherish most are the friends I have made. I wish you well in our continued fight for economic and social justice for our members, their families and all workers,” said Keicher (top left). He can be reached at [email protected].
Joyce Melchor Passes: Longtime AFGE 2876 president Joyce Melchor (left) passed away recently. She had just retired on December 31, 2014 after heading the local for decades; she had been at the Government Printing Office for 50 years and was a childhood friend of fellow GPO union leader -- and Metro Council Board member -- Fred Allen.
John Bonnage Passes: John Bonnage died January 26, 2015. He was a health and safety trainer for AFSCME for many years and was particularly noted for his work on HIV/AIDS Education and on the Business and Labor Responds to AIDS project of the Centers for Disease Control.Donations may be made in his name to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. NPCF P.O. Box 1848 Longmont, CO 80502.