Letter Carriers President William Young Announces Pending Retirement

From National Association of Letter Carriers Bulletin

NALC President William H. Young surprised many in attendance by announcing that he plans to retire soon – probably before the end of the year – at which time under the Constitution he will turn the reins of the union over to Executive Vice President Fred Rolando.

“I have served as a full-time officer for this union for half my life – 31 of my 62 years,” Young said. He said he has not yet set a definite date.

“It is my privilege to be the president of the greatest union in America,” Young added.

Later, Garden Grove, California Branch 1100 President Charlie Miller led a letter carriers’ cheer for Young.

Young’s announcement came at the Sunday morning Rap Session, which followed a day of workshops led by national officers on the route adjustment process, city delivery and contract administration issues, community service and Postal Service finances – all affected by the economic crisis that has swept the nation and caused concern for both the Postal Service and the NALC.

“Corporate greed got us to where we are,” Young said. “It was not working men and women who caused this recession. With Barack Obama as president, we have a chance to turn the economy around and to rebuild the Middle Class.”

source: NALC Bullletin