The Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America
Representing General Electric Workers Since 1957
In September 1982, Jim Robertson and Marvin Boley called a meeting of IUE, Local 161 retired members and started the IUE, Local 161 Retired Members Council with twenty-seven members. Today, they have approximately 200 active members.
The Council meets the third Tuesday every other month at a luncheon setting. They have done all kinds of community service and volunteer work, i.e. donating time to the Red Cross Blood Mobile, cleaning State Highway Rt. #460, salvaging paper products, donating items to Catawba Hospital residents for their annual Christmas "operation Santa Clause". But, the greatest project these retirees have undertaken is being an agency of the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. Since 1983, the retirees have purchased and distributed food to the needy. There have been as many as 60 members buying and distributing foods every Monday. Today, 5 to 6 members, at their own expense, and use of their pick-up truck, collect food products from Kroger most every day and delivers these foods to the St. Francis House, daycare centers, churches, and Salvation Army, etc.
The Council meets every month and every other month lunch is catered, for more information contact
Roy Rogers, President @ 540-380-3140(h), 540-765-7899(c), 540-389-2397 (union hall).
Retirees Club Meeting Dates - 2015
at the Union Hall
220 Brand Avenue, Salem, VA 24153
January 20th/Regular Meeting-Snacks
February 17th-Regular Meeting-Dinner
March 17/Regular Meeting-Snacks
April 21st/Regular Meeting-Dinner
May 19th/Regular Meeting-Snacks
June 16th/Regular Meeting-Dinner
August 18th/Regular Meeting-Dinner
September 15th/Regular Meeting-Snacks
October 20th/Regular Meeting-Dinner
November 17th/Regular Meeting-Snacks
December 15th/Christmas Dinner