APWU President Cliff Guffey has declined an invitation to take part in a “march and rally” in Washington DC during the APWU’s National Presidents Conference next week. The invitation was extended by St Cloud MN Area Local President Michael P. Kaehler, who told Guffey he was writing to him as a rank and file member. Guffey declined the invitation, saying that while “a march and rally in the nation’s capital may be appropriate at some point in the future, at the present time, however I do not believe it would be the most effective use of our resources.”
Despite Guffey’s refusal, some APWU members have gone ahead and acquired a permit to demonstrate at the White House. The demonstration is scheduled for Monday, March 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon.